The book, an ethnography and Western cultural history of aging and gender, draws upon history, culture and social media, the authors’ own experiences as women of 70, and conversations and correspondence with more than two hundred women aged from 60-ish to 100. They consider the cultural and structural frameworks for contemporary aging: the long sweep of history, gendered cultural norms and the vast commercial and medical marketplaces for maintaining and altering the aging body. Part I, The Private Body, focuses on the embodied experiences of aging within our private households. Part II, The Public Body, explores weight, height, and adornment as old women appear among others. Part III, The Body With Others, sets the embodied experiences of aging women within their sexual and social relationships.
Related collections and offers
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Carol A.B. Warren is Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, USA. She is the author of ten books, most recently The Lotos Eaters: Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community (Routledge, 2016), and nearly fifty articles, papers and reviews.