The Ages of Life : Living and Aging in Conflict? Paperback / softback
Edited by Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/05/2013
- Category: Illness & addiction: social aspects
- ISBN: 9783837622126