Download e-book for iPad: Aging Bodies: Images and Everyday Experience by Christopher A. Faircloth

By Christopher A. Faircloth

ISBN-10: 075910235X

ISBN-13: 9780759102354

ISBN-10: 0759102368

ISBN-13: 9780759102361

Western concept commonly divides the person right into a body-mind dualism, a divide learned within the divergent examine fields of geriatrics and gerontology; the 1st examines the actual physique, and the second one focuses as a substitute upon mental and social features of getting older. examine wellbeing and fitness Scientist Christopher Faircloth's edited quantity of unique items makes an attempt to bridge this rift: reinserting the actual getting older physique and its lived studies again into gerontology's research of getting older. He asks, 'Is it no longer the actual physique that with no trouble marks us as aging?' Faircloth organizes this article round significant issues of the getting older physique: daily event, and the social and private influence of its imagery, whereas targeting 3 parts of sizeable difficulty: medicalization, gender/sexuality, and the physique as shopper. This ebook will be of curiosity to gerontologists, social scientists, and scholars of those fields all for the getting older physique, either item and topic, as skilled and then again perceived in terms of modern society.

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