Bildtgård, T & Öberg, P (2018) Tills skilsmässan för oss samman. Äldre i Centrum Nr 2
To begin new relationships in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This timely book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the book examines the changing structural conditions of intimacy and ageing in late modernity. How do longer lives, changing norms and new technologies affect older people’s relationship careers, their attitudes to repartnering and in the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men and women and what are the consequences for social integration? What is the role and meaning of sex? By introducing a gains-perspective the book challenges stereotypes of old age as a period of loss and decline. It also challenges the image of older people as conservative, and instead presents them as an avant-garde that often experiment with new ways of being together.
Bildtgård, T. & Öberg, P. (2017) New intimate relationships in later life – consequences for the social and filial network? Journal of Family Issues, 38(3): 381–405
Öberg, P., Andersson, L. & Bildtgård, T. (2016) Skyddar en parrelation på äldre dar mot ensamhet [Does couplehood in later life protect against loneliness?]. Socialvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 23(1): 19–36.38
Bildtgård, T. & Öberg, P. (2015). Förändrade intimitetsformer bland äldre i det senmoderna samhället [Changing forms of intimacy among older people in late modern society]. Sociologisk Forskning 52(1): 5–32.
Bildtgård, T., & Öberg, P. (2015). Time as a structuring condition behind new intimate relationships in later life. Ageing & Society, 35(7): 1505–1528.