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Representing Ageing

Representing Ageing Author Virpi Ylänne
ISBN-10 9780230272590
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 258
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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.

The new dynamics of ageing

The new dynamics of ageing Author Walker, Alan
ISBN-10 9781447314837
Release 2018-07-25
Pages 256
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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.

Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology Author Julia Twigg
ISBN-10 9781136221033
Release 2015-06-12
Pages 480
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Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.

Politicians Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity

Politicians  Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity Author C. Archetti
ISBN-10 9781137353429
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 108
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Is the media obsession with image leading to a degeneration of politics? Are politicians more concerned with their appearances than with policy substance? Through the evidence provided by over 50 interviews with politicians across the UK and Italy - local councillors, MPs and MEPs - this book provides a very different picture of the world of politics than the one we often cynically imagine. By relying on extensive excerpts from frank and colorful conversations with the interviewees, the analysis develops a new multidisciplinary model to understand the 'mediatization' of politics and the way the personal image of elected representatives is constructed in the age of interconnectedness.

Ageing Narrative and Identity

Ageing  Narrative and Identity Author N. Hubble
ISBN-10 9780230390942
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 221
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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.

Metaphors of Identity

Metaphors of Identity Author Thomas K. Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 0791415953
Release 1993
Pages 264
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Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions.

Old Age and Agency

Old Age and Agency Author Emmanuelle Tulle
ISBN-10 1590338847
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 200
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This book is about rethinking the ways in which we make sense of social action or agency in later life. The contributions in this collection challenge traditional academic approaches to the study of later life, which, arguably, often deny older people agency. Social gerontology, and the wider society, should be more reflexive and rather than contribute to the continued marginalisation of older people, should draw attention to the extent to which the latter's actions may be understood within the set of normalising discourses which people have to manage and negotiate as they get old. The purpose of this collection is to continue this process, by providing philosophical, theoretical, conceptual and empirical direction for a reflexive social gerontology. This book argues that the management of later life has become complex, caught as it is within a broad discourse which continues to construct old age as a time of decline and dependency but has shifted the burden of responsibility for the avoidance of decline on individuals.

Aging Performance and Stardom

Aging  Performance  and Stardom Author Aagje Swinnen
ISBN-10 9783643901767
Release 2012
Pages 201
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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

Sociology of Ageing Author Ajaya Kumar Sahoo
ISBN-10 8131601900
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 459
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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.

Discourse the Body and Identity

Discourse  the Body  and Identity Author J. Coupland
ISBN-10 9781403918543
Release 2002-12-17
Pages 276
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The 'body' and 'discourse' seem diametrically opposed, but we interact with our bodies and represent ourselves and our relationships in bodily terms. This volume integrates new studies by leading researchers in sociolinguistics, sociology, social psychology and cultural theory. It explores the many interfaces of body and discourse, organized under three main themes: the body as an interactional resource; ideological representations of the body; and discursive constructions of the body in normal and pathological contexts.

The Aging Experience

The Aging Experience Author Russell A. Ward
ISBN-10 UVA:X000789381
Release 1984-02-01
Pages 444
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The Aging Experience has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Aging Experience also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Aging Experience book for free.

Visions of Aging

Visions of Aging Author Amir Cohen-Shalev
ISBN-10 184519280X
Release 2009
Pages 140
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Explores movies on old age by old filmmakers, and movies on old age by younger artists. This title focuses on the cinematic representation of ageing from within, and examines the ways ageing is viewed from the outside. It is suitable for students and scholars of cinema, humanistic gerontology, psychology of art, and the sociology of old age.

Cultural Aging

Cultural Aging Author Stephen Katz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062889707
Release 2005
Pages 272
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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

Born Digital

Born Digital Author John Palfrey
ISBN-10 9780465053926
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 352
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Born Digital has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Born Digital also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Born Digital book for free.

Motion Graphic Design

Motion Graphic Design Author Jon Krasner
ISBN-10 9781136133817
Release 2013-01-25
Pages 432
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Enrich your motion graphic design work with this substantial investigation of aesthetic principles and their application to motion graphics. Historical reference provides context; design principles serve as building blocks; and an examination of method and technique inspire innovations in your own work. Bring your work to the next level with a command of concepts that include: the language of traditional graphic design and how it can be combined with the dynamic visual language of cinema; pictorial design considerations including the relationships between images and type, hierarchy, form and composition; and, how motion is orchestrated and sequenced to enhance artistic expression and conceptual impact.

Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire

Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire Author Mary Harlow
ISBN-10 1887829652
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 220
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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.

Fractured Identities

Fractured Identities Author Harriet Bradley
ISBN-10 9781509503285
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 256
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The gap between rich and poor, included and excluded, advantaged and disadvantaged is steadily growing as inequality becomes one of the most pressing issues of our times. The new edition of this popular text explores current patterns of inequality in the context of increasing globalization, world recession and neoliberal policies of austerity. Within a framework of intersectionality, Bradley discusses various theories and concepts for understanding inequalities of class, gender, ethnicity and age, while an entirely new chapter touches on the social divisions arising from disabilities, non-heterosexual orientations and religious affiliation. Bradley argues that processes of fracturing, which complicate the way we as individuals identify and locate ourselves in relation to the rest of society, exist alongside a tendency to social polarization: at one end of the social hierarchy are the super-rich; at the other end, long-term unemployment and job insecurity are the fate of many, especially the young. In the reordering of the social hierarchy, members of certain ethnic minority groups, disabled people and particular segments of the working class suffer disproportionately, while prevailing economic conditions threaten to offset the gains made by women in past decades. Fractured Identities shows how only by understanding and challenging these developments can we hope to build a fairer and more socially inclusive society.