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Aging heroes : growing old in popular culture

Author: Norma Jones; Bob Batchelor
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With multi-disciplinary and accessible essays that span the expanding spectrum of aging and related stereotypes as our population gets older, this book offers a broad range of readers new ways to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aging heroes.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
(DLC) 2014049733
(OCoLC)900180190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Jones; Bob Batchelor
ISBN: 9781442250079 1442250070
OCLC Number: 909370127
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: on the silver screen: aging heroes in film genres --
Twilight heroes: old age and unfinished business in four "Heartland" films / Cynthia J. Miller --
Golden agers, recluses and John Wayne: aging stereotypes and aging heroes in movie westerns / Mei-Chen Lin and Paul Haridakis --
Aaadrriaan! I'll be baaaaaack! Schwarzenegger and Stallone as aging action heroes / Norma Jones --
Under the wide and starry sky: Hollywood and aging astronauts, 1996-2000 / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Diversity concerns: sexuality, race and gender. Queering aging? representations of Liberace's intimate life in HBO's Behind the candelabra / Gust A. Yep, Ryan Lescure, and Jace Allen --
Overcoming the villainous monster: the beginnings of heroic gay male aging / Dustin Bradley Goltz --
The power of performance: Tyler Perry's Madea as village sage and superwoman / Carlos D. Morrison, Jacqueline Allen Trimble, and Ayoleke D. Okeowo --
"Not bad for an abuela, eh?": the representation of the power of age in Maya & Miguel / Emily S. Kinsky and Amanda Gallagher --
Babes and crones: women growing old in comics / Caryn E. Neumann --
Being a man? masculinity and aging heroes. Aging masculinity in popular culture: the case of Mad men's Roger Sterling / Patrice M. Buzzanell and Suzy D'Enbeau --
Aging superheroes: retirement and return in Kingdom come and Old man Logan / Nathan Miczo --
Mr. incredible, the man-of-action, the man-of-power: what if he loses it all? / It'r Erhart and Hande Eslen-ziya --
"He has to be good. The airline won't settle for less": gender, age, and the trope of the male pilot in advertising / Guilliaume De Syon --
Real to reel: individuals aging on and off the screen. Helen Mirren and the media portrayals of aging: women's sexuality concealed and revealed / Barbara Cook Overton, Athena Du Pré, and Loretta l. Pecchioni --
Hellraiser, dandy, eccentric: the evolving star persona of Peter O'Toole in the 1980s and beyond / Anna Thompson Hajdik --
The Betty White moment: the rhetoric of constructing aging and sexuality / Kathleen Turner --
The re-characterization of age and the aging bricoleur: Danny Trejo's reinvention of aging in acting / Salvador Jimenez-Murguia.
Responsibility: edited by Norma Jones and Bob Batchelor.

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