2.5 Ageing in the rural north
Mai Camilla Munkejord, Uni Research Rokkan Centre & Arctic University of Norway Mai.email@example.com,
Päivi Naskali, Rovaniemi University, Finland
Shahnaj Begum, Rovaniemi University, Finland
Mags Currie, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Andrew S. Maclaren, University of Aberdeen, UK & James Hutton Institute, UK
Rural communities are ageing as a result of a complex interaction of demographic and socio-economic processes. In this Working Group (WG), we invite presentations that consider the position and experiences of older people in the northern rural areas, with a particular focus on changing politics, welfare, gender, and voice.
In this WG we hope to assemble three kinds of papers:
- papers relevant for the topic of rural ageing (15 minutes presentation + discussion. Open to all).
- book chapters to a planned Springer book on ageing, gender and voice in the rural north (5 minutes presentation + discussion. Upon invitation only) full papers, first draft for a special issue on rural ageing across places and spaces in AGER Journal of depopulation and rural development studies (15 minutes presentation + discussion. Please contact Andrew Maclaren to discuss involvement, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Traditional paper presentations & two workshops to develop a forthcoming anthology as well as a journal special issue publication