Ageing and Feminist Political Ecology

Constance Dupuis, Nanako Nakamura*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we explore how applying a feminist political ecology (FPE) lens to ageing shows how ageing experiences are relational and dynamic processes of embodying everyday practices and ethics of care. We apply writings on post-capitalist community economies and rupturist gerontology and FPE intersectional thinking and link them to two studies of ageing in Japan and Uruguay. We analyse ageing as part of dynamic socionatural relations and the ethics of care including the agentic roles played by miso, machines, fungus, climate, and politics. Our chapter shows how the role played by socionatural relations in ageing experiences demands more careful attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContours of Feminist Political Ecology
EditorsW. Harcourt, A. Agostino, R. Elmhirst, M. Gómez, P. Kotsila
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783031209284
ISBN (Print)9783031209277, 9783031209307
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameGender, Development and Social Change
VolumePart F2155
ISSN (Print)2730-7328
ISSN (Electronic)2730-7336


  • Ageing
  • Care
  • Environment
  • Everyday life
  • Japan
  • Socionature
  • Uruguay


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