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dc.contributor.authorVasara, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-08T04:53:16Z
dc.date.available2020-05-08T04:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationVasara, Paula (2020). Opposite Ends : widows' narratives of contemporary late life. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, Advance Access. DOI: 10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.1619
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_35396423
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68894
dc.description.abstractThe life course perspective frames this study of contemporary late life. Thematic narrative analysis is employed to analyse the stories of 16 Finn­ish widows aged 79–89 years (Moving in Old Age: Transitions in Housing and Care research project) in order to explore the experiences related to growing old. The results indicate two kinds of narratives: nostalgic rem­iniscences about a happy past are typical of the retiring to solitude story, characterised by experiences of life nearing its end and of letting go; and those inclined towards the keeping up narrative are still seeking new ex­periences and playing active roles in everyday life. Both kinds of stories encompass well-being, in spite of their apparent differences in outcome. These results indicate that there is no single description of ageing well. Individual experiences of growing old are unique, and are interpreted within the frame of past experiences and understandings acquired over the life course. Therefore, leeway should be given for individual consider­ations regarding the particularities of life arrangements in advanced age.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherLinköping University Electronic Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Ageing and Later Life
dc.rightsCC BY-NC 4.0
dc.subject.otherageing well
dc.subject.othereveryday life
dc.subject.othernarratives
dc.subject.otherwidows
dc.titleOpposite Ends : widows' narratives of contemporary late life
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202005083104
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1652-8670
dc.relation.volumeAdvance Access
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author, 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber312303
dc.relation.grantnumber299053
dc.subject.ysoelämänkaari
dc.subject.ysoikääntyminen
dc.subject.ysoikääntyneet
dc.subject.ysoarki
dc.subject.ysovanhuus
dc.subject.ysohyvä elämä
dc.subject.ysolesket
dc.subject.ysokoettu hyvinvointi
dc.subject.ysokokemuskerronta
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3313
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5056
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2433
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p22039
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6490
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1045
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2830
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p30522
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p28953
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.1619
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramHuippuyksikkörahoitus, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiahanke, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramCentre of Excellence, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Project, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis study is conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, and it is a part of the research conducted in Linked Ageing: Interdependencies in Housing and Care in the Course of Later Life (LinkAGE, 2016–2020, project number 299053) research project and Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoEAgeCare, 2018–2025, project number 312303), funded by the Academy of Finland.


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