Anziani attivi e associazionismo: una prospettiva intergenerazionale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Active seniors and associations: an intergenerational perspective

Lucia Boccacin, Donatella Bramanti

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[Autom. eng. transl.] This essay aims to offer a cognitive contribution to the role played by the elderly in a metropolitan social context such as that of Milan, taking into account the significant socio-cultural transformations that have altered both the internal characterization of the elderly condition, and its social meaning. In this direction, the concept of activity related to the social role that the elderly can play will be illustrated; it will be declined within an intergenerational perspective that considers social relations as peculiar forms through which to grasp the contribution offered by members of different generations, in improving the quality of intersubjective life. These basic assumptions will be verified, on an empirical level, by means of a qualitative in-depth analysis of the outcome achieved by nine projects supported by three important third sector associations operating in Milan consisting of the elderly - and who work in favor of them - in which the way master of the social action carried out is constituted by inter-generational exchanges. In this way it will be possible to verify, also at the application level, the aspects of creativity and innovation inherent in these experiences and their potential lines of development
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Active seniors and associations: an intergenerational perspective
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRapporto sulla città
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series



  • anziani attivi
  • associazioni prosociali
  • relazioni intergenerazionali
  • terzo settore


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