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

By Christopher A. Faircloth

Western idea frequently divides the person right into a body-mind dualism, a divide learned within the divergent learn fields of geriatrics and gerontology; the 1st examines the actual physique, and the second one focuses as a substitute upon mental and social elements of getting older. study healthiness 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 reports again into gerontology's examine of getting older. He asks, 'Is it no longer the actual physique that simply marks us as aging?' Faircloth organizes this article round significant topics of the getting older physique: daily event, and the social and private influence of its imagery, whereas targeting 3 parts of major drawback: medicalization, gender/sexuality, and the physique as customer. This e-book will be of curiosity to gerontologists, social scientists, and scholars of those fields interested by the getting older physique, either item and topic, as skilled and then again perceived with regards to modern society.

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