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The binary construction of "young" and "old", which is based on a biogerontological model of aging as decline, can be redefined as the ambiguity of aging from a cultural studies perspective. This concept enables an analysis of the social functions of images of aging with the aim of providing a basis for interdisciplinary exchange on gerontological research.The articles in this publication conceive the relationship between living and aging as a productive antagonism which focuses on the interplay between continuity and change as a marker of life course identity: aging and growing older are…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The binary construction of "young" and "old", which is based on a biogerontological model of aging as decline, can be redefined as the ambiguity of aging from a cultural studies perspective. This concept enables an analysis of the social functions of images of aging with the aim of providing a basis for interdisciplinary exchange on gerontological research.The articles in this publication conceive the relationship between living and aging as a productive antagonism which focuses on the interplay between continuity and change as a marker of life course identity: aging and growing older are processes which cannot be reduced to the chronology of years but which are shaped by the individual's interaction with the changing circumstances of life.
  • Produktdetails
  • Aging Studies Bd.3
  • Verlag: Transcript
  • 1. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 256
  • Erscheinungstermin: Mai 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 226mm x 146mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 402g
  • ISBN-13: 9783837622126
  • ISBN-10: 3837622126
  • Artikelnr.: 36858600
Autorenporträt
Ulla Kriebernegg is an Associate Professor at the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz, Austria, and chair of the European Network in Aging Studies. Roberta Maierhofer is Professor of (Inter)American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, and Adjunct Professor at Binghamton University, New York. Her research focuses on American Literature and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Transatlantic Cooperation in Education, Inter-American Studies and Age/Aging Studies.