The Aging–Disability Nexus

The Aging–Disability Nexus

Disability Culture and Politics

Edited by Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly and Carla Rice

Published by: UBC Press

296 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780774863681
  • Published: March 2021

£20.99

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As the global population ages, disability demographics are shifting. Societal transformation and global health inequities have changed who is likely to reach old age, who is likely to live with disability, and the relationship between aging and disability in various socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts. The Aging–Disability Nexus breaks new ground by bringing gerontology and disability studies into dialogue. This thoughtful examination of competing narratives about disability and aging explores the distinction between aging with a disability and aging into disability, revealing how multiple identities, socio-economic forces, culture, and community give form to our experiences.