Values and Culture

The treatment excused to the oldness will depend on the values and the culture of each society in particular, from which it will construct an extended vision of this last stage of the life. To think this question, the used strategy would be to search in the representations social and in imaginary the social one, the articulated agreement of the relations of being able established between the considered individuals aged and the remain of the society that produces and that they accumulate capitals and products. In face of the change in the Brazilian demographic structure with consequent increase of the life expectancy of the individuals he is being attributed new social papers to this etria band. Such changes lead, inevitably, to the quarrel on the concept of aged. On the other hand, the questioning of the criteria established socially is imposed to determine which operating paper will go to attribute it to become socially accepted. CONCLUSION Through history, the symbolic projects of the imaginary one and the social representations that take to the construction of myths and enaltecedoras or estigmatizantes beliefs to the groups of aged take the strategies used for maintenance of privileges of being able, therefore they lead to a collective to elaborate a negative representation of this etria band, establishing a distribution of papers and social status, excluding and imposing common beliefs and determining who they withhold dominant space in this said society modern. The categories old, aged and third age are social constructions used to point out the individual in some institutions established in advantage of a new social order and a crystallized power.

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