Maria Giulia Bernardini

Freedom and Aging. On the Bodies of the Dependent Elderly Persons

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The events that took place in the RSAs during the pandemic made visible an alarming cultural and legal matter, concerning the failure to recognize the subjectivity of dependent elderly persons, as well as the one related to the insufficient protection of their rights. The contribution intends to investigate two aspects of this complex issue, which are strictly interconnected. Firstly, it focuses on the “confinementµ of the elderly in residential care facilities, an issure characterizing ordinary times as well. Then, it is proposed to reflect on the meaning the intertwining of capacity, freedom and autonomy may assume for dependent elderly persons


  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Dependent Elderly Persons
  • Segregation
  • Freedom
  • Independent Living


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