Journal article

Age Encounters: Exploring Age and Intergenerational Perceptions

Briony Dow, Melanie Joosten, Simon Biggs, Helen Kimberley

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016


ABSTRACT: Age Encounters was a video documentary project wherein 10 younger people and 10 older people were asked questions about age; ageism; and their perception of the other generation, including challenges the other group might face and whether they could identify possibilities for solidarity between the two generations. It was found that most intergenerational relationships are respectful and occur within the family. Any lack of generational understanding appeared due to a lack of relationships outside of the family, leading to a reliance on assumptions and recognized stereotypes. When opportunities for intergenerational relationships and shared spaces were available, the stereotypes we..

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