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The politics of old ageOlder people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland$
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Doyle Martha

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090479

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.001.0001

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Collective Action and the Nexus of Political and Cultural Systems

Collective Action and the Nexus of Political and Cultural Systems

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(p.10) 2 Collective Action and the Nexus of Political and Cultural Systems
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The politics of old age
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Martha Doyle

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.003.0002

Chapter 2 locates the study of older people’s interest organisations within the sociological, political science and social gerontology literature. The chapter seeks to bridge the divide between these three interrelated yet traditionally distinct disciplines. In doing so it elucidates issues of key salience to the theoretical study of older people interest organisations and discusses the changing meaning of collective identity and identity politics as applied to older people.

Keywords:   Political opportunity structures, collective identity, identity politics, cultures of ageing, normative constructions of ageing

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