Aging Bodies: Images and Everyday Experience by Christopher A. Faircloth

By Christopher A. Faircloth

Western inspiration routinely divides the man or woman right into a body-mind dualism, a divide learned within the divergent learn fields of geriatrics and gerontology; the 1st examines the actual physique, and the second one focuses as a substitute upon mental and social facets of getting older. examine well-being Scientist Christopher Faircloth's edited quantity of unique items makes an attempt to bridge this rift: reinserting the actual getting older physique and its lived reviews again into gerontology's learn of getting older. He asks, 'Is it now not the actual physique that conveniently marks us as aging?' Faircloth organizes this article round significant topics of the getting older physique: daily event, and the social and private impression of its imagery, whereas focusing on 3 parts of noticeable problem: medicalization, gender/sexuality, and the physique as buyer. This publication will be of curiosity to gerontologists, social scientists, and scholars of those fields excited about the getting older physique, either item and topic, as skilled and however perceived on the subject of modern society.

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