Representing Ageing

Author: Virpi Ylänne
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230272592
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This collection critically examines twenty-first century representations of ageing, focusing on images/imagery/discourses found in various media as well as individuals' own experiences and self-presentations of ageing and identity, drawing on new innovative, qualitative empirical data. The contributors represent a range of disciplinary areas but all are concerned with how ageing is currently understood, experienced, represented and talked about. The contexts in which these issues are debated include advertising, women's and over fifties' magazines, beauty and hair care routines, art therapy, documenting family relations, positive ageing campaign and biographical photography. Many topical issues are examined, such as the discursive construction of age identities, positive ageing, anti-ageing, ageism, age relations and the body. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in cultural and social gerontology, discourse and identity and lifespan communication, as well as those working in marketing and with older people either directly or indirectly. -- Publisher description.

Blicke auf Sch nheit und Alter

Author: Tina Denninger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658202351
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Tina Denninger beschäftigt sich aus soziologischer Perspektive mit normativen Anforderungen an den alternden Körper. In diesem Zusammenhang spielen Fragen von Schönheit und Hässlichkeit, Unsichtbarkeit und Sichtbarkeit sowie Anerkennung und Missachtung eine große Rolle. Grundlage für die empirische Untersuchung sind qualitative Interviews mit Männern und Frauen zwischen 50 und 85 Jahren, die mithilfe des Blicks als analytischem Instrument ausgewertet werden. Am Ende steht in jedem Fall die Erkenntnis, dass Schönheit bis ins hohe Alter eine große Rolle spielt. Die Befragten orientieren sich weiterhin stark an hegemonialen Schönheitsidealen von Schlankheit und Jugendlichkeit, wobei sie auch Strategien der Umdeutung ihrer alternden Körper finden: Dennoch sind die Aussagen von einer starken Abwertung des alternden Körpers geprägt.

The new dynamics of ageing

Author: Walker, Alan
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447314832
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This volume and its companion, The new dynamics of ageing volume 1, provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary overviews of the very latest research on ageing. Together they report the outcomes of the most concerted investigation ever undertaken into both the influence shaping the changing nature of ageing and its consequences for individuals and society. This book concentrates on four major themes: autonomy and independence in later life, biology and ageing, food and nutrition and representation of old age. Each chapter provides a state of the art topic summary as well as reporting the essential research findings from New Dynamics of Ageing research projects. There is a strong emphasis on the practical implications of ageing and how evidence-based policies, practices and new products can produce individual and societal benefits.

Ageing Narrative and Identity

Author: N. Hubble
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230390943
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This book outlines the methodology and results of the Fiction and the Cultural Mediation of Ageing Project, led by a research team from Brunel University, UK. It investigates how older people resist stereotypical cultural representations of ageing and demonstrates the importance of narrative understanding to social agency.

Aging Performance and Stardom

Author: Aagje Swinnen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643901763
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This second volume in the Aging Studies in Europe series focuses on questions concerning the ways in which actors and socialites perform 'aging' on the stage of consumerist culture. How do celebrities - whose star personae are ultimately connected with the prime of their lives - cope with the aging process? Which public practices invite subtle adjustment to the 'age script' that focuses on the decline of physical strength and attractiveness as the years pass? (Series: Aging Studies in Europe - Vol. 2)

Sociology of Ageing

Author: Ajaya Kumar Sahoo
ISBN: 9788131601907
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Over the past thirty years, the sociological study of ageing has progressed from being a narrowly focused, modestly sized, problem-orientated sub-field of disciplinary inquiry to its current status as a distinct, extremely wide-ranging endeavor that deals with many aspects of older peoples' economic, social, and cultural lives. This volume brings together a broad range of theoretical essays and specific case studies by eminent scholars in the field. Sociology of Ageing: A Reader will be a useful resource for not only sociology students and professional sociologists, but also for those based in social anthropology, psychology, geography, population studies, politics, and cultural studies.

Cultural Aging

Author: Stephen Katz
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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"With this collection of imaginative, wide-ranging essays, Stephen Katz secures his place as his generation's foremost proponent of cultural aging." - W. Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston

Doing Harder Time

Author: Natalie Mann
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409428046
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Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus, this book offers a unique interpretation of research carried out with ageing prisoners and their prison officers and shows the reality of prison for those who are reaching the end of their life course.

Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire

Author: Mary Harlow
ISBN: 9781887829656
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Twelve articles based on papers delivered at the Roman Archaeology Conference (Birmingham 2005). Topics are: Inscriptions from Rome and the history of childhood; Children for profit and pleasure; Growing up in Ravenna; The life course of Jews; The female life course at Pompeii; Age and the Roman army; Age and male sexuality: 'queer space' in the Roman bath-house? Age, ageism and osteological bias; The influence of culture upon childhood based upon an osteological study; Male perceptions of the female life couirse -- the case of Aemilia Pudentilla; Age and aristocratic self-identity: activities for the elderly.