Ageing, old age and media

Critical appraisal of knowledge practices in academic research

Sara Mosberg Iversen, Monika Wilinska

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

This interpretative literature review discusses research published between 2000 and 2015 that focuses on the media representation of older adults. The key objective is to offer a critical discussion on the knowledge and assumptions underlying such studies. Specifically, the review examines how old age and media, respectively, are conceptualized in the research and the consequence this has for further research in the fields of ageing and media studies. The main finding from this review is that a large part of the research appears to say nothing about what old age and media are, as it either entirely fails to discuss what is meant by these terms or relies on common sense notions. The review concludes that research on older age and media suffers from a lack of dialogue over disciplinary borders and that this issue needs to be remedied. Likewise, for research to move on, it is imperative to take a more reflexive stance on the topics in order to avoid simplistic notions of both ageing and media.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Ageing and Later Life
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 4. sep. 2019

Fingeraftryk

old age
dialogue
lack

Citer dette

@article{ad61ea14f53948a89e8ca3236d7cb885,
title = "Ageing, old age and media: Critical appraisal of knowledge practices in academic research",
abstract = "This interpretative literature review discusses research published between 2000 and 2015 that focuses on the media representation of older adults. The key objective is to offer a critical discussion on the knowledge and assumptions underlying such studies. Specifically, the review examines how old age and media, respectively, are conceptualized in the research and the consequence this has for further research in the fields of ageing and media studies. The main finding from this review is that a large part of the research appears to say nothing about what old age and media are, as it either entirely fails to discuss what is meant by these terms or relies on common sense notions. The review concludes that research on older age and media suffers from a lack of dialogue over disciplinary borders and that this issue needs to be remedied. Likewise, for research to move on, it is imperative to take a more reflexive stance on the topics in order to avoid simplistic notions of both ageing and media.",
keywords = "ageing, media, knowledge practices, older adults",
author = "Iversen, {Sara Mosberg} and Monika Wilinska",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "4",
doi = "10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.19441",
language = "English",
journal = "International Journal of Ageing and Later Life",
issn = "1652-8670",
publisher = "Link{\"o}ping University Electronic Press",

}

Ageing, old age and media : Critical appraisal of knowledge practices in academic research. / Iversen, Sara Mosberg; Wilinska, Monika.

I: International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 04.09.2019.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ageing, old age and media

T2 - Critical appraisal of knowledge practices in academic research

AU - Iversen, Sara Mosberg

AU - Wilinska, Monika

PY - 2019/9/4

Y1 - 2019/9/4

N2 - This interpretative literature review discusses research published between 2000 and 2015 that focuses on the media representation of older adults. The key objective is to offer a critical discussion on the knowledge and assumptions underlying such studies. Specifically, the review examines how old age and media, respectively, are conceptualized in the research and the consequence this has for further research in the fields of ageing and media studies. The main finding from this review is that a large part of the research appears to say nothing about what old age and media are, as it either entirely fails to discuss what is meant by these terms or relies on common sense notions. The review concludes that research on older age and media suffers from a lack of dialogue over disciplinary borders and that this issue needs to be remedied. Likewise, for research to move on, it is imperative to take a more reflexive stance on the topics in order to avoid simplistic notions of both ageing and media.

AB - This interpretative literature review discusses research published between 2000 and 2015 that focuses on the media representation of older adults. The key objective is to offer a critical discussion on the knowledge and assumptions underlying such studies. Specifically, the review examines how old age and media, respectively, are conceptualized in the research and the consequence this has for further research in the fields of ageing and media studies. The main finding from this review is that a large part of the research appears to say nothing about what old age and media are, as it either entirely fails to discuss what is meant by these terms or relies on common sense notions. The review concludes that research on older age and media suffers from a lack of dialogue over disciplinary borders and that this issue needs to be remedied. Likewise, for research to move on, it is imperative to take a more reflexive stance on the topics in order to avoid simplistic notions of both ageing and media.

KW - ageing

KW - media

KW - knowledge practices

KW - older adults

U2 - 10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.19441

DO - 10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.19441

M3 - Journal article

JO - International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

JF - International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

SN - 1652-8670

ER -