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Baby boomers : time and ageing bodies

Author: Naomi Woodspring
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ground-breaking study of the baby boomer generation, who are now entering old age, breaks new ground in ageing research. This post-war cohort has experienced a range of social, cultural, and medical changes in regard to their notions of body, from the introduction of the Pill and the decoupling of sex and procreation to the H-Bomb and Earthrise. Yet, paradoxically, ageing is also universal. This exciting book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Woodspring
ISBN: 9781447318774 1447318773
OCLC Number: 945744269
Description: vi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the curiosity of ageing body, time, and identity;Kaleidoscopic Sixties;The appearance of time;On time;Body and identity;The past and present converge; The future ;Chiasm, the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity;Time will tell.
Responsibility: Naomi Woodspring.

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This ground-breaking study of the baby boomer generation reflects the intersection of time, ageing, body and identity to give a nuanced and enlightened understanding of the ageing process.  Read more...

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"An important study of the 'baby boomer' generation, drawing upon an impressive body of scholarship. The study explores some fascinating links between the experiences of this cohort in the 1960s and Read more...

 
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