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Title Alive and kicking at all ages : cultural constructions of health and life course identity / Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer, Barbara Ratzenböck (eds.).
Imprint Bielefeld : Transcript, [2014]
©2014

Series Aging studies ; volume 5
Aging studies ; v. 5.
Subject Older people -- Congresses.
Aging -- Congresses.
Alt Name Kriebernegg, Ulla.
Maierhofer, Roberta.
Ratzenböck, Barbara.
Description 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations.
Note International conference proceedings, 2012, Izmir, Turkey.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Frontmatter -- Content -- Re-Thinking Material Realities and Cultural Representations of Age and Aging / Kriebernegg, Ulla ; Maierhofer, Roberta ; Ratzenböck, Barbara -- Ageility Studies / Marshall, Leni -- I May be Old and Sick, But I Am Still a Person / Lunsford, Beverly -- Health and Everyday Bodily Experiences of Old Mexican Women / Makita, Meiko -- Kwik-Fit versus Varying Speeds of Aging / Bendien, Elena -- Preemptive Biographies / Kunow, Rüdiger -- Internalization or Social Comparison? / Wangler, Julian -- Combating Age Discrimination in the Workplace / Boulot, Elisabeth -- "There's a reason we're here" Performative Autobiographics and Age Identity in Per former- Created Intergenerational Theatre / Chivers, Sally ; Barnet, David ; Eales, Jacquie ; Fast, Janet -- Images of Living and Ageing / Edmondson, Ricca ; Fairhurst, Eileen -- She's Been Away / Wilson, Sherryl -- Illness and Love in Old Age / Dackweiler, Meike -- Uncanny Witnessing / DeFalco, Amelia -- Shaking off Shackles / Life, Patricia -- "Old women that will not be kept away" / Matlok-Ziemann, Ellen -- Scrutinizing the "Medical Glance" / Cerezo Moreno, Marta -- Wisdom versus Frailty in Ursula K. Le Guin's Voices and Doris Lessing's "The Reason for It" / Oró-Piqueras, Maricel -- From Cane to Chair / Ogihara-Schuck, Eriko -- Contributors.
Summary The linking of age and ill-health is part of a cultural narrative of decline as age is often defined as the absence of good health. Research has shown that we are aged by culture, but we are also culturally made ill when we age. The cultural ambiguity of aging can thus deconstruct negative images of old age as physical decrepitude. This volume investigates the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience by addressing issues such as how our understanding of health influences our notion of agency within a subversive deconstruction of normative age concepts, and what role the notion of health plays in such an interaction.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9783839425824 (electronic bk.)
3839425824 (electronic bk.)
1306995515 (ebk)
9781306995511 (ebk)
9783837625820
3837625826
ISBN/ISSN 10.14361/transcript.9783839425824
OCLC # 889814211
Additional Format Print version: Alive and kicking at all ages 9783837625820 (OCoLC)874531532