Aging, Culture and Society: A Sociological Approach

Jason L. Powell
Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK

Series: Social Perspectives in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED032000

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This book examines aging and old age from a range of social and cultural approaches. The book begins by examining the emergence of mainstream sociological theories of aging that attempt to go beyond the tradition of bio-medical fatalism. It moves its attention to a cultural analysis of aging through an examination of embodiment. It concludes by arguing for a narrative gerontology that incorporates some of the methodological considerations required to understand and investigate an aging identity in contemporary culture. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction - The Social Construction of Aging and Old Age

Chapter 2: Theorizing Embodiment, Postmodernism and Aging

Chapter 3: Towards a Narrative Gerontology

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Index

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