Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe is a seminal guide to mapping social and political issues with digital methods. The issue at stake concerns the imminent crisis of an ageing Europe and its impact on the contemporary welfare state. The book brings together three leading approaches to issue mapping: Bruno Latour's social cartography, Ulrich Beck's risk cartography and Jeremy Crampton's critical neo-cartography. These modes of inquiry are put into practice with digital methods for mapping the ageing agenda, including debates surrounding so-called 'old age', cultural philosophies of ageing, itinerant care workers, not to mention European anti-ageing cuisine. Issue Mapping for an Ageing Europe addresses an urgent social issue with new media research tools.
Richard Rogers is Professor of New Media & Digital Culture, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and author of among other books Digital Methods (MIT Press, 2013) and Doing Digital Methods (Sage, 2019).
Aleksandra Kil is PhD candidate in Cultural Studies and member of the Soundscape Research Studio as well as the Laboratory for the Contemporary Humanities at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.