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Research projects::

1. "Live to Be a Hundred": Cultural Narratives of Longevity
European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) / WMO
http://www.agingstudies.eu

2. Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English
FFI2012-37050 Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
http://www.grupdedal-lit.udl.cat/agencrea.htm

http://www.ageing-gender-creativity.udl.cat

3. Social Innovation in Healthy and Active Aging for Sustainable Economic Growth (SIforAGE)
7th Framework Programme (European Union) - Science in Society
http://www.SIforAGE.eu
http://www.grupdedal-lit.udl.cat/SIforAGE.htm

 

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Grup Dedal-Lit 
Edifici del Rectorat (D.2.21)
Universitat de Lleida
Plaça de Víctor Siurana, 1
25003-Lleida
Catalunya
(Spain)
Tel.: 0034 973702000 

bworsfold@dal.udl.cat

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Aging: Cultural Gerontology

Studying the aging process and the 'longevity revolution'

Research into aging, longevity, ageism, and associated issues.

Aging is a complex. No single experience of aging exists; every experience of aging is unique as every individual is unique. For this reason, there is no one way for societies to manage the aging process ... no universal salve. While gerontology is global, the management and administration of aged populations cannot be macrocosmic. Gerontology defies a macro-approach towards aged populations. Moreover, strategies and provisions devised for the management of the elderly cannot be reduced to culture-specific measures and legislation, nor, indeed, to even nation-state specificity. Approaches to gerontology must focus on the microcosm, that is, focus not on the society, the nation or even the community at large, but on the individual and the human and social context of the individual.

The quality of the aging experience is, therefore, comprehended needfully in terms of its multi-facetedness, its diversity and its complexity, like a rough-cut diamond. In our efforts to determine the fault lines - the crystal axes - like beams of light, the fictionalisations of individual experiences of aging constitute valuable sources of information and testimony.  

Research projects Ombra
"Live to Be a Hundred": Cultural Narratives of Longevity (European Network in Aging Studies - ENAS)

"Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English" (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - FFI2012-37050)

Social Innovation on active and healthy ageing for sustainable economic growth (SIforAGE) (7th Framework Programme - EU  / SiS 2012.1.2-1)

Grup Dedal-Lit is a Founding Partner of the Institute for Research into Identity and Society (IRIS) (University of Lleida)
http://www.iris.udl.cat

Grup Dedal-Lit is a Founder Member of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS)
http://www.agingstudies.eu






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