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Reference: Tim Schwanen and Friederike Ziegler, (2011). Wellbeing, independence and mobility: an introduction. Ageing and Society, 31 (5), 719-733.Citable link to this page:


Wellbeing, independence and mobility: an introduction

Abstract: This paper introduces the theme of the special issue on wellbeing, independence and mobility. We begin with outlining the complexity of each of these notions and then turn towards their interdependence. It is argued that the links between wellbeing, independence and mobility are manifold and contextual in older people's everyday lives: they differ between places, between individuals and across phases in each individual's unique lifecourse. The inherent complexity of those links can be examined fruitfully and understood better if a geographical or environmental analytical perspective is adopted. We also suggest that the interdependence of wellbeing, independence and mobility in later life needs to be understood in the context of neo-liberal governmentality and the creation of particular ways of being and acting for older people. The piece concludes with a brief description of the papers brought together in the special issue.

Publication status:PublishedVersion:Accepted ManuscriptNotes:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Cambridge University Press in Ageing and Society in July 2011. Final version is available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X10001467. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2011.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publisher Website: http://www.cambridge.org/

Host: Ageing and Societysee more from them

Publication Website: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ASO

Issue Date: 2011-07

Copyright Date: 2011


Doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X10001467

Issn: 0144-686X

Eissn: 1469-1779

Urn: uuid:2fe01fd7-91ee-4f4d-a996-74441e370444 Item Description

Type: Article: post-print;

Language: en

Version: Accepted ManuscriptKeywords: wellbeing independence mobilitySubjects: Ageing Commerce, Communications, Transport Environment Geography Older persons Psychology Tiny URL: ora:8609


Autor: Tim Schwanen - websitehttp:-www.tsu.ox.ac.uk-people-tschwanen.html institutionUniversity of Oxford facultySocial Sciences Divisio

Fuente: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:2fe01fd7-91ee-4f4d-a996-74441e370444


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