PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (12): 1512-1534.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2015.12.003

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Ageing movement as space-time: introducing non-representational theory to the geography of ageing

J. ANDREWS Gavin1(), M. GRENIER Amanda1()   

  1. 1.Department of Health, Aging & Society and Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University, Hamilton, L8S 4M4, Canada
  • Online:2015-12-31 Published:2015-12-31


This paper argues for the deployment of non-representational theory in the geographical study of ageing and provides an introduction to the approach. The result of its deployment, we argue, would be a rejuvenated field of research that is inclusive of a far wider-variety of movement occurrences and experiences in older people’s lives, that attends to physical, immediate and felt dimensions of movement, and thus that better conveys - and reverberates - the basic substance of movement itself.

Key words: non-representational theory, geography of ageing, geographical gerontology