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L'articulation des temporalités dans les politiques de prévention du vieillissement

Abstract : Prevention of ageing is at the heart of health public policies. As a result, on the different scales of public action, several strategies are offered to promote successful ageing, active ageing and healthy ageing. In the various plans and programs that have been put forward, three main axes seem to stand out amidst the preventive measures to preserve the health of the elderly: nutrition, social activity, and the practice of physical and sports activities. We are especially concerned with the anti-ageing policy in general as well as with the use of physical activities as a privileged tool to obtain and maintain good health with older people. These two axes enable us to question temporalities from many different viewpoints, to highlight the way they are articulated, and how they may get distorted. Raising the issue of temporality invites questioning the long-term economic, social and scientific changes along with the shorter-term incitement from international organizations as well as national plans and programs. Besides, as preventive policies, they have a singular relationship to temporality in terms of anticipation of risks. Thus public action has to articulate urgency and anticipation, and to be carried out short-term while integrating projection into a relatively near future. Lastly, temporalities are also significant considering the target public and the expected results. Plans are based on changes in behaviors which have a very different time impact from that of other reforms and they are confronted with the life pathways of the actors concerned within the scope of a longer and more subjective time.
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Cécile Collinet, Pierre-Olaf Schut, Jérémy Pierre, Christine Caluzio. L'articulation des temporalités dans les politiques de prévention du vieillissement. Temporalités : revue de sciences sociales et humaines, Guyancourt : Laboratoire Printemps, 2014, 19, pp.1-19. ⟨10.4000/temporalites.2696⟩. ⟨hal-01020581⟩

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