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Subjective construction of elder abuse: narratives and discourses in the first person

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PhD project: Subjective construction of elder abuse: narratives and discourses in the first person
Reference: SFRH/BD/130439/2017
Supervisor: Isabel Dias (IS-UP); Co-supervisor: Alexandra Lopes (FLUP)
Timeline: 2018-2022

Abstract: This doctoral project addresses the general issue of abuse of the elderly based on the old people’s discourses and narratives of this phenomenon. It assumes that the elderly build diverse representations and narratives of what elderly abuse is, and that these vary according to structural type of factors (socio-economic profiles, health condition, level of independence, inter alia), and to individual trajectories and life experiences. The thesis also refers to the sub-assumption that the definition of the concept is inaccurate, in particular by reference to the WHO definition of elderly abuse. The research will be based on a comprehensive, qualitative methodological design, using the in-depth semi-structured interview as its main technique. The empirical population includes older people with or without a history of abuse selected from the project HARMED (PTDC/IVC-SOC/6782/2014), coordinated by Professor Isabel Dias, which will be coordinated with this thesis.  

End beneficiaries/target population: the elderly

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Instituição proponente: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP)
Instituição de acolhimento: Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto (IS-UP)
Funding Entity
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
Ano de início
2018

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132
Email: isociologia@letras.up.pt

 

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Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

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