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Aging and identity

£39.99

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Viewing artistic works through the lens of both contemporary gerontological theory and postmodernist concepts, the contributing scholars examine literary treatments, cinematic depictions, and artistic portraits of aging from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, while also comparing the attitudes toward aging in Native American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples demonstrate that long before gerontologists endorsed a Janus-faced model of aging, artists were celebrating the diversity of the elderly, challenging the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this discussion is the firm conviction that cultural texts construct as well as encode the conventional perceptions of their society; that literature, the arts, and the media not only mirror society's mores but can also help to create and enforce them.

This is a very good hardback, which looks unread. No DJ as published.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
242x164x27
EAN-13:
9780275964795
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0275964795
ISBN-13:
9780275964795
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Title:
Aging and identity

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Viewing artistic works through the lens of both contemporary gerontological theory and postmodernist concepts, the contributing scholars examine literary treatments, cinematic depictions, and artistic portraits of aging from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, while also comparing the attitudes toward aging in Native American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples demonstrate that long before gerontologists endorsed a Janus-faced model of aging, artists were celebrating the diversity of the elderly, challenging the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this discussion is the firm conviction that cultural texts construct as well as encode the conventional perceptions of their society; that literature, the arts, and the media not only mirror society's mores but can also help to create and enforce them.

This is a very good hardback, which looks unread. No DJ as published.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
242x164x27
EAN-13:
9780275964795
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0275964795
ISBN-13:
9780275964795
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Title:
Aging and identity

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