Aging, body image and identity 1998

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Peter Öberg - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Description:

The purpose of this project is to study the relationship between people's own body-associations and identity-conceptions in an extensive survey of individuals between 20 and 85 years of age. Among others; it intend to scrutinize the extent to which people themselves are experiencing their own bodies, in the negative, way that theories of social gerontology and the ideals of popular culture propose and to identify the categories of individuals who might do so.

Subject area:

general health and well-being, elderly, health behaviour (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Peter Öberg - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0818

Description:

The purpose of this project is to study the relationship between people's own body-associations and identity-conceptions in an extensive survey of individuals between 20 and 85 years of age. Among others; it intend to scrutinize the extent to which people themselves are experiencing their own bodies, in the negative, way that theories of social gerontology and the ideals of popular culture propose and to identify the categories of individuals who might do so.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1998-01-01 — 1998-12-31

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Swedish population aged 20-85 years

Time Method:

Subject area:

general health and well-being, elderly, health behaviour (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Öberg, P. (2005) Att åldras på 2000-talet : om åldrandet, kroppen och självbilden. In Äldres livsvillkor och behov. Rapport från Socialtjänstforums konferens.

Öberg, P. (2003) Images versus experiences of the ageing body. In C. Faircloth (ed.) Aging Bodieds: Meanings and Perspectives (pp. 103-139). Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira Press.

Öberg, P., & Tornstam, L. (2003) Attitudes Toward Embodied Old Age Among Swedes. Intl. Journal of Aging and Human Development 56(2):133-153.

Öberg, P., & Tornstam, L. (1999) Body images among men and women of different ages. Aging and Society 19:629-644.

Öberg, P. (2005) Den åldrande kroppen. Samhälleliga bilder och äldres egna erfarenheter. In E. Jeppsson Grassman & L.-C. Hydén (eds.) Kropp, livslopp och åldrande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Öberg, P., & Tornstam, L. (2001) Youthfulness and Fitness - Identity Ideals for All Ages? Journal of Aging and Identity 6(1):15-29.

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2010-08-27 doi:10.5878/002423

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Version 1.1:

2009-09-21 doi:10.5878/002422

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Version 1.0:

2005-09-15 doi:10.5878/002421

Aging, body image and identity 1998

Suggested citation:

Lars Tornstam, Peter Öberg. Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (2010). Aging, body image and identity 1998. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.2. https://doi.org/10.5878/002423

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Peter Öberg - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998-01-01 — 1998-12-31

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

116

Number of individuals/objects:

1250

Published: 2005-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-17