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Aged by Culture / Edition 1

Aged by Culture / Edition 1

by Margaret Morganroth Gullette
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ISBN-13: 2900226310625
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is the author of Declining to Decline, winner of an award as the best feminist book on American popular culture, and of Safe at Last in the Middle Years. She is a resident scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Part One: Cultural Urgencies
1. Trapped in the New Time Machines
2. True Secrets of Being Aged by Culture
3. "The Xers" versus "the Boomers": A Contrived War
4. Perilous Parenting: The Deaths of Children and the Fear of Aging-into-the-Midlife
5. The High Costs of Middle-Ageism
Part Two: Theorizing Age Resistantly
6. What Is Age Studies?
7. Age Identity Revisited
8. From Life Storytelling to Age Autobiography
9. Acting Age on Stage: Age-Appropriate Casting, the Default Body, and Valuing the Property of Having an Age
10. Age Studies as Cultural Studies: Beyond Slice-of-Life

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