Policy Press

Midlife Geographies

Changing Lifecourses across Generations, Spaces and Time

By Aija Lulle

Published

Sep 1, 2024

Page count

128 pages

ISBN

978-1529228878

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 1, 2024

Page count

128 pages

ISBN

978-1529228885

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Midlife Geographies

In the 21st century, global demographics are rapidly changing, with a higher population of middle-aged people than ever before. As the ‘sandwich’ generation, people in midlife often experience significant work and intergenerational caring responsibilities, yet they are the subject of relatively little research.

This short, accessible book redresses the balance in offering a geographical approach to how people embody and claim space in midlife while analysing the influences of gender, class and location. The author considers midlife in varying socio-cultural and geographical contexts, viewed through the lens of the global neoliberal shift.

Aija Lulle is Senior Researcher at Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland. She is a prolific author and researcher on lifecourse, ageing and migration.

1. Introduction

2. Contingency of mid-lifecourse

3. Mid-lifecourse transitions

4. Linked lives

5. Changing mid-lifecourse

6. Conclusion