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Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Edited by: Julia Twigg , Wendy Martin

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415631143
eBook ISBN: 9780203097090
Adobe ISBN: 9781136221033

10.4324/9780203097090
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The field of cultural gerontology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Theory and methods Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Aged by culture Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The cultural turn in gerontology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Beyond the view of the West Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Historians of ageing and the ‘cultural turn’ Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Literature and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Theatre and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ageing in film Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Popular music and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Art, ageing and the body Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Visual methods in ageing research Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Ethnographies of ageing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ageing, narrative and biographical methods Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Theorising embodiment and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Gender, ageing and appearance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hair and age Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Dress and age Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Science, technology and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ageing, risk and the falling body Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dementia and embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Suffering and pain in old age Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Identities and social relationships Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Intersectionality and age Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender: implications of a contested area Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Anti-ageing and identities Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sex, sexuality and later life Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Grandparenting Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Widowhood and its cultural representations Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Loneliness and isolation Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The fourth age Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Cultures of care Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Ethnicity, culture and migration Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ageing well across cultures Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Consumption and leisure Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Retirement. Evolution, revolution or retrenchment Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Money and later life Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Possessions as a material convoy Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Gardens and gardening in later life Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Sport, physical activity and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Travel and tourism in later life Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Volunteering in later life Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Youth culture, ageing and identity Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Celebrity culture and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Representations of ageing in the media Download PDF
Chapter  48:  ‘Late style’ and late-life creativity Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Time and space Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Global and local ties and the reconstruction of later life Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Time in late modern ageing Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Transitions, time and later life Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Rural and urban ageing Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Lifestyle migration Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Ageing trends in the Asia-Pacific region Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Connectivity, digital technologies and later life Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Meanings of home and age Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Public places and age Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Cemeteries and age Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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