Risk and Fear in the Disocurses about Ageing

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 11:30
Location: Hörsaal 23 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Iwona MLOZNIAK, Institute of Sociology, Poland
While analysing the text about ageing what seems surprising is that they do not show - or at least it is not the most important what sociologist can see there - the fear of getting older and less able risk. Although the imaginations of disabled, painful senility exists, there are others that seems to be more interesting for investigating the images of futere that we (don't) want. One of them are individually "oriented" fears that in modern culture becoming risks: of lonelines, dependancy, etc. The others are the cultural or socially "oriented" as they refer to the vsions of social structure and bonds of the society. In this sense the disocurses on (implicit) risk can be interpreted as narrations showing possible fears of the future in unstable and unknown yet society that are sometimes more felt that counsciously articulated. The presentations will analyse such visions of future risk/risk of the future on the example of disocurses on ageing.