Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe
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Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe

By Richard Rogers
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Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe is a seminal guide to mapping social and political issues with digital methods. The issue at stake concerns the imminent crisis of an ageing Europe and its impact on the contemporary welfare state. The book brings together three leading approaches to issue mapping: Bruno Latour's social cartography, Ulrich Beck's risk cartography and Jeremy Crampton's critical neo-cartography. These modes of inquiry are put into practice with digital methods for mapping the ageing agenda, including debates surrounding so-called 'old age', cultural philosophies of ageing, itinerant care workers, not to mention European anti-ageing cuisine. Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe addresses an urgent social issue with new media research tools.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • 1. Introduction: Issue mapping, ageing, and digital methods
      • 1.1 Issue mapping
      • 1.2 The ageing issue and its place in Europe
      • 1.3 Mapping theory: Social cartography, risk cartography, and critical neo-cartography
      • 1.4 Digital methods for issue mapping: New formats, data, and traceability
      • 1.5 Digital methods and the visualizations employed in the mappings
    • 2. A social cartography of ageing
      • 2.1 Ageing as a social issue
      • 2.2 How to trace associations: Operationalizing social cartography using digital methods
      • 2.3 Ageing as a European issue? The EU initiatives and local agendas
      • 2.4 Polish ageing NGOs, issue formats and the local variation on Europeanization
      • 2.5 Which issue formats lend themselves to domestic debates on pension reform? The cases of the U.K. and Poland
      • 2.6 Tea and pens as ‘cosmos-objects’ in the British public sector pension reform debate
      • 2.7 Staging the pension reform controversy in Poland: Which formats could empower action?
    • 3. A risk cartography of ageing
      • 3.1 Age U.K.’s hyperlinking behaviour
      • 3.2 Care worker migration as ageing issue (in the U.K. and beyond) and the quest for the cosmopolitan moment
      • 3.3 Migration of healthcare and social care workers and the impacts on victim states
      • 3.4 Care worker migration to the U.K.: A risk cartography
    • 4. A critical cartography of ageing
      • 4.1 Critical cartography and map-making
      • 4.2 Practicing critical map-making
      • 4.3 Neo-cartography and digital methods: The mash-up and the layer
      • 4.4 Issue layer I: The Polish care worker migration layer
      • 4.5 Issue layer II: Ageing issue centres and peripheries – NGOs, events, and sources of authority
      • 4.6 Issue layer III: Cross-cultural analysis of ageing issues
      • 4.7 European ageing resources map
      • 4.8 Ageing well according to European local domain Googles: Ageing tips and an anti-ageing shopping list
    • 5. Conclusion: Mapping for an ageing Europe
      • 5.1 Producing social cartographies of ageing: The EUropeanization of ageing?
      • 5.2 Producing risk cartographies of ageing: Winner and loser places
      • 5.3 Producing critical neo-cartographies of ageing issue layers and resource maps
    • Glossary of tools used
    • References
    • Notes
    • Index
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