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Social Science Research on technology and the Elderly - does it exist?
Lund University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0563-3635
2004 (English)In: Science Studies, Vol. 17, no 2, 44-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Despite the fact that old people´s technological needs have been payed much attention to in the last decennium, especially old users of information- and communication technology, technology has not found its natural place in research on ageing in modern societies. Purpose: This article examines to what extent social science research exist in the field of ageing and technology and where we can find the interface between technological and social science expertise. Method: Scientific publications during the period 1983-2002 are analysed in terms of theoretical content, the role of the elderly as being regarded as objects or subjects, and if technology is called into question in any respect. Result: Scientific well-grounded knowledge exist besides less well-substantiated assumptions regarding the effects of technology and a premature body of thoughts on the relationship between technology and the elderly.

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2004. Vol. 17, no 2, 44-62 p.
Keyword [en]
technology, social change, power relations, ageing, old people
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160215OAI: diva2:794915

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Available from: 2015-03-13 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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