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Baars, Jan. 1991. The Challenge of Critical Gerontology : The Problem of Social Constitution 5, no. 3: 219-243.

„Gerontology can enlarge the possibilities of choice by showing that certain models of aging are relative to constitutive social patterns and how they can be changed or loosened up. But gerontology can also work the other way: ‚improve’ the functioning of a certain model of aging and monopolize it by implicitly or explicitly presenting it as the only possibility that ‚nature,’ ‚society’ or ‚reality’ permits.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 220) Baars bevorzugt den Ausdruck „constitution“ vor dem der „construction“, weil „’construction’ suggests a conscious project that is carried out accordingly.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 222) „Policies on aging that deeply penetrate into the lifeworld are often developed and implemented by scientifically trained people and often policies are recommended by scientists.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 229) Zu Foucault: „The limitation of Foucault’s critical analyses ist he identification of social construction with the exertion of power and control, which leaves no way out.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 234) „There remains, however, the possibility to continue Foucault’s critical analyses without accepting his massive pessimist conclusions.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 235) Definition seiner Wissenschaft: „’Critical gerontology’ is the programmatic expression of a problematic relationship with dominant forms of society and gerontology.“(Baars, Jan 1991, 238)

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