Book reviews

Feller Élise, 2017, Du vieillard au retraité. La construction de la vieillesse dans la France du xxe siècle [From elderly person to pensioner: the construction of old age in France in the twentieth century], Paris, L’Harmattan, 438 p.

Pierre-Antoine Bilbaut  By the same author

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In this ambitious work, Élise Feller clearly and methodically deconstructs the idea that the condition of old age only began to be institutionalized in France after World War II. Directly confronting this myopic perspective, widespread in studies of old age, she draws on multiple sources and viewpoints to demonstrate that the first half of the twentieth century was a crucial period in the evolution (…)