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dc.contributor.authorZalewska, Joanna
dc.identifier.citationZalewska J. (2014). The third age in Poland. Pleasure and a new form of sociality. W: S. Grotowska i I. Taranowicz (red.). Understanding Ageing in Contemporary Poland: Social and Cultural Perspectives. Wrocław: Instytut Socjologii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, s. 151-159.pl_PL
dc.description.abstractThe third age is a cultural field realised through pensioners’ leisure practices. It emerged in Western countries in the 1980s. This article is concerned with the third age in Poland and enquires into how the third age is spreading in Poland, what practices it is accompanied by, and to what extent it copies the Western pattern or how specific it is to Poland. The article analyses daily practices of later life in five locations and the discourse on old age in a popular Polish TV series. The pensioners in question are either engaged in practices of usefulness and avoidance of idleness characteristic of older people living with their family, or experience loneliness resulting from weaker family bonds. The third age is becoming more widespread due to activity opportunities provided by the public and non-profit sectors. Older people take up third age practices to escape loneliness. Pleasure-seeking, the internal mechanism propelling third age practices, is the same as in the West. What is emerging is a modern hedonism, encouraged by the media, consisting of seeking pleasure in every experience characteristic of Western consumer societies. Consumption of market leisure services is less developed in the Polish third age due to the lesser affluence of Polish pensioners.pl_PL
dc.description.sponsorshipMNiSW, ZUSpl_PL
dc.publisherInstytut Socjologii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiegopl_PL
dc.relationN116 004 32/0387, NN116274738, Zintegrowany system wsparcia dla osób starszych (ISP)pl_PL
dc.rightsCreative Commons Uznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska
dc.subjectmodern hedonismpl_PL
dc.subjectthird agepl_PL
dc.subjectold agepl_PL
dc.subjectpopular culturepl_PL
dc.titleThe third age in Poland. Pleasure and a new form of socialitypl_PL
dc.contributor.organizationAkademia Pedagogiki Specjalnejpl_PL
dc.description.epersonJoanna Zalewska

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