Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

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Kathleen M. Woodward
Indiana University Press, 1999 - 362 páginas
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Figuring Age engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. Central to Figuring Age is the crucial question of how women are aged by culture. How are older women represented in a visual culture that is dominated by images of youth in television, film, and life performance? How do psychoanalysis, rejuvenation therapy and hormone replacement therapy, the fashion system, cosmetic surgery, and midlife bodybuilding shape our views of aging as well as of the older body itself? What is the "timing" of aging? To what extent is aging a culturally-induced trauma?

 

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Aging and the Scandal of Anachronism Mary Russo
20
Practicing Loss
34
HISTORICIZINGAGE
59
Teresa Mangun i
88
Bodies of Knowledge at
112
Inertia Energy and Aging
131
Psychoanalysis
149
Marlene Dietrich Melanie Klein
171
Midlife Bodybuilding
212
Figure Mode Series 19911995 Jacqueline Hayden
227
Stardom Age
248
Aging between the Ears Rachel Rosentha1
264
The Love of Older Women among
297
Crisis and Generational
310
Genealogy Joanne M Braxton
329
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
349

Not a Jealous Bone Cecelia Condit
195

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Sobre o autor (1999)

Kathleen Woodward is Director of the Center for Twentieth Century Studies and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. She is the author of Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions and At Last, the Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams. She is also the editor of Memory and Desire: Aging--Literature--Psychoanalysis (with Murray Schwartz) and The Myths of Information: Technology and Postindustrial Culture.

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