The aim of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding on how men over 65 years experience ageing, the body and masculinity in the context of physical activity. Theoretically the thesis pays an interest in how ageing masculinities relate to hegemonic notions of masculinity and how such masculinities are embodied among participants, impacting their health and sense of self.
Doctoral student Cecilia Rindhagen Supervisor Jesper Andreasson Assistant supervisors Thomas Johansson, Sofia Ryman Augustsson Financier The Kamprad Family Foundation Timetable 2022–2026 Subject Sport science (Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Social Sciences)
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In Sweden, one in five are older than 65 years (SCB 2021). Though we have an ageing population in Sweden, and globally, research concerning older men is fractional. Consequently, we know little about this group and their embodied experience with exercise. Since physical activity is an important tool promoting health, it is important to seek a deeper understanding of this topic.