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KLEIN, Alejandro. Extinct promise or promise in state of flow: continuity and discontinuity of the contemporary old people. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.213-219. ISSN 1807-0310.

This paper attempts to rethink some issues about how we address the issue of old age today, showing that we have gone from relatively clear terms (old age and aging) to others high polisemic terms, as part of that I call anachronistic or ambiguous paradigms. I insist on the theme that the subjectivity of aging is probably replaced with a series of not decrepit aesthetic as a version of the Foucaultian Self Care. I mention new ways of construction of subjectivity -the trans-aged- trying to locate the problem of aging within cultural and social parameters.

Keywords : aging; subjectivity changes; social promise.

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