Toni Calasanti: Brown Slime and the Silver Tsunami

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Torgny Segerstedt-rummet, 2-1026, Thunbergsvägen 3H.
  • Lecturer: Toni Calasanti, Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA.
  • Organiser: Sociologiska institutionen och Centrum för genusvetenskap
  • Contact person: Sandra Torres
  • Föreläsning

Open lecture

Sociologists tend to ignore age relations, even when their work focuses on inequalities. This talk seeks to reverse that exclusion, and discuss why age inequalities matter, both on their own and in intersection with other systems of privilege and oppression. The lecture will begin with a brief discussion of ageism and age relations, and then provide examples of how an understanding of age relations illuminates debates concerning dependency ratios, gender in later life, and spousal caregiving.