Aging and Identity: A Humanities Perspective by Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

Viewing inventive works throughout the lens of either modern gerontological conception and postmodernist recommendations, the contributing students learn literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and creative images of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples display that lengthy prior to gerontologists recommended a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the range of the aged, hard the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the enterprise conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the traditional perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just replicate society's mores yet may also support to create and implement them.

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