Open lecture with Toni Calasanti
Welcome to an open lecture with Toni Calasanti, Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA. Title of the lecture: "Brown Slime and the Silver Tsunami". The lecture will be held Wednesday May 22 at 14:15-16 in the Torgny Segerstedt-room, 2-1026, Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H. The lecture is organised by the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Gender Research.
Abstract: 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.
For questions, contact Sandra Torres.