- Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.
- Year Published: 2004
- Description: 267 p. ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 0226310620 :
- Aging -- Social aspects.
- Identity (Psychology)
- Autobiography -- Social aspects.
- Older people -- Social conditions -- Study and teaching.
- Old age -- Study and teaching.
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Aged by culture
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Part one: Cultural urgencies -- Trapped in the new time machines -- True secrets of being aged by culture -- "The Xers" versus "the boomers" : a contrived war -- Perilous parenting : the deaths of children and the fear of aging-into-the-midlife -- The high costs of middle-ageism -- Part two: Theorizing age resistantly -- What is age studies? -- Age identity revisited -- From life storytelling to age autobiography -- Acting age on stage : age-appropriate casting, the default body, and valuing the property of having an age -- Age studies as cultural studies : beyond slice-of-life.
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