GALČANOVÁ, Lucie and Adam STAVENÍK. Ageing in the changing countryside : The experience of rural Czechs. Sociologia Ruralis. Hoboken: Wiley, 2020, vol. 60, No 2, p. 329-356. ISSN 0038-0199. doi:10.1111/soru.12292.
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Original name Ageing in the changing countryside : The experience of rural Czechs
Authors GALČANOVÁ, Lucie (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Adam STAVENÍK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Sociologia Ruralis, Hoboken, Wiley, 2020, 0038-0199.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50401 Sociology
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 2.812
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/20:00113995
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
UT WoS 000502467400001
Keywords in English rural ageing; rural gerontology; social change; biographical contextualisation; belonging; post-socialism; Czech Republic
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Blanka Farkašová, učo 97333. Changed: 23/4/2020 17:57.
Gerontological research has extensively focused on the experiences of people ageing within changing social contexts. However, accounts from the context of the European post-socialist transformation are missing. In addition, there is a lack of theoretical understanding concerning how older people experience ageing as part of the dynamic process of rural change. In this article, we present the perspectives of older Czech rural residents on living and ageing in the changing countryside. Based on 20 qualitative interviews with older adults, we show how they interpret contemporary changes in three major areas: politics and economy, infrastructure and technology, and local population and community life. Embedded in a constructionist approach, we aim to understand how their interpretations of current changes are related to their views on the past, to their self-positioning within current and past changes and their sense of local and social belonging. We introduce the concept of biographical contextualisation, which grasps the temporal horizon of meaning-making with regard to contemporary changes in rural life.
GA16-20873S, research and development projectName: Stárnutí na venkově: nezodpovězené otázky environmentální gerontologie (Acronym: RA)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation
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