- The Kantoh Sociological Society
- 年報社会学論集 (ISSN:09194363)
- vol.2010, no.23, pp.47-58, 2010-08-30 (Released:2015-06-12)
This study aims to shed light on the hidden dependence inherent in the process of “reflexive ageing” a style of ageing peculiar to the present society that forces people to be subjective and independent. Even in old age, when people need to depend on others, they want to be independent, only to fail. Through revealing mechanism in which people forget their own dependence, the author explores a new type of the relationship between the self and others.