Ageing in everyday life

Materialities and embodiments

Edited by Stephen Katz

Ageing in everyday life
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    01 Jun 2018
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Applying interdisciplinary perspectives about everyday life to vital issues in the lives of older people, this book maps together the often taken-for-granted aspects of what it means to age in an ageist society.

Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the two parts address the materialities and the embodiments of everyday life respectively. Topics covered include household possessions, public and private spaces, older drivers, media representations, dementia care, health-tracking, dress and sexuality. This focus on micro-sociological conditions allows us to rethink key questions which have shaped debates in the social aspects of ageing.

International contributions, including from the UK, USA, Sweden and Canada, provide a critical guide to inform thinking and planning our ageing futures.
Stephen Katz is Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology and Distinguished Research Award recipient at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. He is author of books Disciplining Old Age (1996) and Cultural Aging (2005) and publications on ageing bodies, technologies, critical gerontology, biopolitics, sexuality, and cognitive impairment.
Introduction: Theoretical and methodological challenges of research on ageing in everyday Life ~ Stephen Katz;
Part I: Materialities;
Things and possessions ~ David Ekerdt;
Re-inventing the nursing home: metaphors that design Care ~ Susan Braedley;
The ever-breaking wave of everyday life: Animating ageing movement-space ~ Gavin J. Andrews and Amanda M. Grenier;
What’s exotic about the best exotic marigold hotel? Cinema, everyday life and the materialization of aging ~ Sally Chivers;
Between ageing and ageism: Portrayals of online dating in later life in canadian print media ~ Julia Rozanova, Mineko Wada and Laura Hurd-Clarke;
Part II: Embodiments;
Closer to touch: Sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men’s lives ~ Linn J. Sandberg;
Ageing bodies, driving and change: Exploring older body-drive fit in the high-tech automobile ~ Jessica Gish, Amanda M. Grenier, and Brenda Vrkljan;
Dancing with dementia: citizenship, embodiment, and everyday life in the context of long-term care ~ Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich;
Why do clothes matter? The role of dress in the everyday lives of older people ~ Julia Twigg;
Our Fitbits, our (ageing) selves: Wearables, self-tracking and ageing embodiment ~ Barbara L. Marshall;
Afterword ~ Kim Sawchuk.
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Publication Date
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About the book

Applying interdisciplinary perspectives about everyday life to vital issues in the lives of older people, this book maps together the often taken-for-granted aspects of what it means to age in an ageist society.

Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the two parts address the materialities and the embodiments of everyday life respectively. Topics covered include household possessions, public and private spaces, older drivers, media representations, dementia care, health-tracking, dress and sexuality. This focus on micro-sociological conditions allows us to rethink key questions which have shaped debates in the social aspects of ageing.

International contributions, including from the UK, USA, Sweden and Canada, provide a critical guide to inform thinking and planning our ageing futures.

Content

Introduction: Theoretical and methodological challenges of research on ageing in everyday Life ~ Stephen Katz;
Part I: Materialities;
Things and possessions ~ David Ekerdt;
Re-inventing the nursing home: metaphors that design Care ~ Susan Braedley;
The ever-breaking wave of everyday life: Animating ageing movement-space ~ Gavin J. Andrews and Amanda M. Grenier;
What’s exotic about the best exotic marigold hotel? Cinema, everyday life and the materialization of aging ~ Sally Chivers;
Between ageing and ageism: Portrayals of online dating in later life in canadian print media ~ Julia Rozanova, Mineko Wada and Laura Hurd-Clarke;
Part II: Embodiments;
Closer to touch: Sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men’s lives ~ Linn J. Sandberg;
Ageing bodies, driving and change: Exploring older body-drive fit in the high-tech automobile ~ Jessica Gish, Amanda M. Grenier, and Brenda Vrkljan;
Dancing with dementia: citizenship, embodiment, and everyday life in the context of long-term care ~ Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich;
Why do clothes matter? The role of dress in the everyday lives of older people ~ Julia Twigg;
Our Fitbits, our (ageing) selves: Wearables, self-tracking and ageing embodiment ~ Barbara L. Marshall;
Afterword ~ Kim Sawchuk.
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