Princeton University Library Catalog

Cultural aging : life course, lifestyle, and senior worlds / [edited by] Stephen Katz.

Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, c2005.
272 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"Getting older is not what it used to be. Unprecedented changes to longevity, demographic, and life course patterns are transforming the social roles and experiences of older people. Cultural Aging explores this phenomenon and focuses on what it means to grow older today." "This collection of essays looks at two general themes: the way that modern life course regimes have been defined historically by the professional sciences and the way that aging identities have been affected by the cultural and economic significance of consumer lifestyle markets. In the process, Katz offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject that expands traditional gerontological theory by borrowing from the humanities, feminism, and cultural theory."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-261) and index.
Ch. 1. Imagining the life span : from premodern miracles to postmodern fantasies -- Ch. 2. Charcot's older women : bodies of knowledge at the interface of aging studies and women's studies -- Ch. 3. The government of detail : the case of social policy on aging / Stephen Katz and Bryan Green -- Ch. 4. Reflections on the gerontological handbook -- Ch. 5. Critical gerontological theory : intellectual fieldwork and the nomadic life of ideas -- Ch. 6. Creativity across the life course? : Titian, Michelangelo, and older artist narratives / Stephen Katz and Erin Campbell -- Ch. 7. Busy bodies : activity, aging, and the management of everyday life -- Ch. 8. Exemplars of retirement : identity and agency between lifestyle and social movement / Stephen Katz and Debbie Laliberte-Rudman -- Ch. 9. Forever functional : sexual fitness and the aging male body / Barbara L. Marshall and Stephen Katz -- Ch. 10. Growing older without aging? : postmodern time and senior markets -- Ch. 11. Spaces of age, snowbirds, and the gerontology of mobility : the Elderscapes of Charlotte County, Florida -- Afterword : aging together.
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