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Ageing in everyday life : materialities and embodiments

Author: Stephen Katz
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018.
Series: Ageing in a global context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to age in an ageist society? Applying interdisciplinary perspectives about everyday life to vital issues in older people's lives, this is a critical guide to inform thinking and planning our ageing futures.
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Katz, Stephen.
Ageing in everyday life : materialities and embodiments.
[Place of publication not identified] : Policy Press 2018
(OCoLC)1038431944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Katz
ISBN: 9781447335924 1447335929 9781447335931 1447335937 9781447335948 1447335945
OCLC Number: 1040693742
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; AGEING IN EVERYDAY LIFE; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Series editors' preface; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Series editors' preface; 1. Introduction; Critical thinking about the everyday; Ageing in everyday life; The chapters of this book; Part 1. Materialities; Part 1: introduction; 2.; Introduction; A material convoy; The convoy in later life; Ageing and the meanings of things; Material agency of the convoy; Conclusion; 3. Reinventing the nursing home: metaphors that design care; Introduction; Ruling metaphors. A departure: the 'therapeutic' environmentConclusion; 4. The ever-breaking wave of everyday life: animating ageing movement-space; Introduction; Traditional perspectives on movement in gerontology: from a determinant of health and wellbeing to a meaningful experience; Towards movement-space in gerontology: the potential of non-representational theory; Happenings, showings and flows in everyday life: the qualities of ageing movement-space; Conclusion; 5. What's exotic about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? Cinema, everyday life and the materialisation of ageing; The silvering screen. Making the exotic everyday in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel filmsThe first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: ageing, home spaces and the mechanisms of everyday white life; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: the everyday exotic late life as American dream; Conclusion; 6. Between ageing and ageism: portrayals of online dating in later life in Canadian print media; Introduction; Placing later life online dating in context: media portrayals of ageing; Could (online) romance be a marker of 'successful' ageing?; Methods; Findings; Discussion; Part 2 . Embodiments; Part 2: introduction. 7. Closer to touch: sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men's livesViagra-inflated sex athletes or impotent old men? Background to the study; Fritz's story: becoming bodies of touch; Lennart's story: illness, touch and the vulnerable embodiment; Edvard's story: laughter, freedom and touch; Conclusion; 8. Ageing bodies, driving and change: exploring older body-driver fit in the high-tech automobile; Broadening the human-machine fit: the ageing body in studies of driver-car interaction. Driving a high-tech automobile: the experiences and bodily adjustments of low-tech older driver bodiesDiscussion and conclusion; 9. Dancing with dementia: citizenship, embodiment and everyday life in the context of long-term care; Introduction; The turn to the arts in dementia care; Somatics, dance science and their integration; The ethnographic setting; Ritual and ceremony; Unstructured movement; Discussion; 10. Why clothes matter: the role of dress in the everyday lives of older people; Dress and age ordering in everyday life; Dress and the fourth age; Conclusion.
Series Title: Ageing in a global context.
Responsibility: edited by Stephan Katz.

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What does it mean to age in an ageist society? Applying interdisciplinary perspectives about everyday life to vital issues in older people's lives, this is a critical guide to inform thinking and planning our ageing futures.

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