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Senior bastards - rebellion against or a repetition of negative age codes?
CASE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2511-1183
2015 (English)In: IAGG-ER 8th Congress Dublin 2015 - Unlocking the Demographic Dividend: Congress Abstracts, The Irish Gerontological Society , 2015, Vol. 6, p. 319-319Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In contemporary media and scientific contexts, it has become increasingly popular to launch today's elderly as different from previous generations of older people, especially emphasized is that today's elderly will have more attitude and set higher demands on society. The TV- series “Pensionärsjävlar” (Senior bastards) is based on this idea of today's and tomorrow's elderly as different and more rebellious than previous generations. The purpose of this presentation is to analyze and discuss how age and age codes are used as a prerequisite for, but also are challenged in the series. The result builds on a study of the Swedish TV-series Senior bastards that was broadcasted in 2010. The theoretical perspective implies age as a social construction of performativity and interaction. The result shows that chronological age is almost absent in the series, instead age coding is performed by physical attributes and verbal acts. Most common attributes are those connected to decreased functionality, such as walker, wheelchair, walking stick etcetera. The most common taboo joked about is sexuality, and other common themes are decreased functionality, child/youth like behavior and traffic. In the presentation I discuss how these themes and attributes are negotiated in relation to positive and negative age codes. © Irish Gerontological Society, 2015

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The Irish Gerontological Society , 2015. Vol. 6, p. 319-319
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Irish Ageing Studies Review - Seminar Proceedings, ISSN 1649-9972
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-41184DiVA, id: diva2:1376235
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IAGG-ER 8th Congress, The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, 23-26 April, Dublin, Ireland
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-22Bibliographically approved

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