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Histoires de vieux : Un regard sur le quotidien des personnes âgées au Brésil

Abstract : For many years, the aging of the population has been associated with developed countries. Lately, it increases in developing countries like Brazil. However, it remains a relatively unknown phenomenon whose complexity begins to appear. But if aging and old age are gaining importance in several fields of science and contemporary politicalconcerns, yet it is the view of those who live it daily that is often overlooked: the old themselves. In this research, we put our efforts into a comprehensive approach, which is able to capture this atmosphere. From the life histories of older people in Rio de Janeiro, we attempted to understand the meaning they ascribe to their experiences in order to account for their existence and their lack of ease in existing, their lifestyle. We use the methodology of narratives to understand the empirical material. We observe the heterogeneity of the aging process in Brazil, and a more positive image of the elderly andageing emerges from our scenario. We also perceive the transfiguration of the relation to the body, to time and to health among these persons and a new form of being together, highlighting the emergence of the postmodern paradigm and its coexistence with modern values in Brazilian society. We conclude with the importance of taking into account theunderstanding of elderly people in developing and implementing policies, programs and services that can mean a qualitative gain for this population
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Clarissa Terenzi Seixas. Histoires de vieux : Un regard sur le quotidien des personnes âgées au Brésil. Sociologie. Université René Descartes - Paris V, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012PA05H009⟩. ⟨tel-00742473⟩



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