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Chapter 5: Critical human ecology and global contexts of rural ageing

Norah Keating Orcid Logo, Jacquie Eales, Judith Phillips, Liat Ayalon, Mayeso Lazaro, Veronica Montes de Oca, Patricia Rea, Prakash Tyagi

Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing

Swansea University Author: Norah Keating Orcid Logo

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The relevance of global contexts in shaping the experiences of older people living in rural areas has been inadequately explored, theoretically and empirically. The purpose of this chapter is to address this theoretical gap through incorporating global environments into existing Critical Human Ecolo...

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Published in: Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing
ISBN: 9781003019435
Published: Routledge 2020
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54229
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Abstract: The relevance of global contexts in shaping the experiences of older people living in rural areas has been inadequately explored, theoretically and empirically. The purpose of this chapter is to address this theoretical gap through incorporating global environments into existing Critical Human Ecology Theory and illustrating their relevance through case studies from countries in diverse world regions: Malawi, India, Mexico and Israel. The addition of theoretical constructs from social exclusion and life course theories of cumulative advantage/disadvantage of rural individuals places rural ageing as processes of change over time in rural people and communities and demonstrates the differential impact of global influences on local areas.
College: College of Human and Health Sciences