Ranging across disciplinary boundaries, this book analyzes metaphors of dependency in differing contexts - the body, the family, work and leisure. Combining a robustly critical analysis with breadth of interdisciplinary sweep, Growing Up and Growing Old challenges the stigmatizing role that stereotypes can play in the lives of particular groups of people.
About the Author
Allison James is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield where she is also co-director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.
Table of Contents
IntroductionInfantilization as Social DiscourseConstructing Personhood Changing Categories of the ChildYoung at HeartDependency, Family and CommunityThe Making and Sustaining of MarginalityWeakness and Power