Aging and Identity

Aging and Identity

In her essay entitled " Work , Contentment , and Identity in Aging Women in Literature , " Rosalie Murphy Baum analyzes the relationship between age , gender , and occupation in twentieth - century fiction . In her brief survey of the ...

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275964795

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Examines literary treatments, cinematic depictions, and artistic portraits of aging, through the lens of both contemporary gerontological theory and postmodernist concepts.
Categories: Social Science

Age and Identity in Eighteenth Century England

Age and Identity in Eighteenth Century England

The idea of aging as identity is ripe for deconstruction. Not least because like those other kinds of identity played out on the body, aging is an aspect of identity that has a mixture of biological and cultural aspects, ...

Author: Helen Yallop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317319726

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Yallop looks at how people in eighteenth-century England understood and dealt with growing older. Though no word for ‘aging’ existed at this time, a person’s age was a significant aspect of their identity.
Categories: Medical

Aging Identity

Aging Identity

This book engages social theory with aging identity by analysing the challenges and opportunities afforded to older people in the 'contemporary age of ageing'.

Author: Jason L. Powell

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1607411911

Category: Medical

Page: 127

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Viewing ageing and identity through the critical lens of both contemporary gerontology theory and postmodernist concepts, the contributing scholars examine a vast range of issues: from disability to clothing; from ageing, health and education to social philosophies and meanings of ageing; and from auto-ethnographic methodologies to rethinking post-modern theories of ageing. These rich examples demonstrate that traditional biomedical models of ageing can no longer give universal and totalising views of ageing. The key issue of the book is to point to the varied social and cultural representations and experiences of ageing and identity formation. The book celebrates the diversity of older people, challenging the bio-medical equation of 'ageing as decline' with exciting and alternative theorisations from post-modern gerontology. Further, a post-modern approach helps to debunk and shatter fixed and limited perceptions of ageing by advocating an alternative expression of ageing; the conceptual and theoretical focus on ageing identity illuminates the self is fluid, changeable and dynamic. This book engages social theory with aging identity by analysing the challenges and opportunities afforded to older people in the 'contemporary age of ageing'.
Categories: Medical

Identity Old er Age and Migrancy

Identity  Old er  Age and Migrancy

Masks, bodies and identity management in later life. Ageing & Society 17:553-570. Biggs, S. (1999). The “blurring” of the lifecourse: narrative, memory and the question of authenticity. Journal of Aging and Identity 4(4): 209-221.

Author: Laura Machat-From

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 9789176855157


Page: 306

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ldentity research in relation to ethnicity and migration has tended to focus an younger people whilst identity research in relation to ageing and old(er) age has not focused an migrants. This inadvertent mutual neglect has led to a lack of identity research that examines the identity categories of old(er) age and migrancy together, a lacuna that this dissertation aims to redress. This dissertation departs from a social constructionist understanding of identity as situationally accomplished in the interplay between how one defines oneself (internally) and how others define one (externally). The questions raised by this perspective and addressed in this dissertation are: When (in what situations) and in relation to whom do old(er) age and migrancy (respectively) seem to become meaningful for identification? How do the identity categories of old(er) age and migrancy seem to be negotiated? The empirical material consists of in-depth interviews with 24 older migrants (13 men, 11 women) aged between 55 and 79 who have been living in Sweden for 18 to 61 years. Interviewees come from 12 different countries that vary in perceived cultural distance from Sweden. The findings suggest that identifications with old(er) age and migrancy seem to be dynamic and flexible rather than necessarily permanently meaningful, thus gaining meaning in specific situations and in relation to particular Others. External definitions furthermore do not always seem to match with internal ones. Regardless of how old(er) age and migrancy are constructed, they seem to be negotiable. This dissertation thus contributes to identity research by studying old(er) age and migrancy together and furthermore sheds light onto how the social constructionist lens allows us to see variability where stability otherwise would be presumed. ldentitetsforskning rörande etnicitet och migration har huvudsakligen fokuserat på yngre medan identitetsforskning kring äldre och åldrande inte har fokuserat på utrikesfödda. Som en konsekvens därav har identitetsforskningen inte studerat hög(re) ålder och invandrarskap tillsammans, en lucka som denna avhandling avser att fylla. Avhandlingen utgår ifrån en socialkonstruktionistisk förståelse av identitet som situationsbunden och formad genom samspelet mellan hur man definierar sig själv (internt) och hur andra definierar en (externt). Frågorna som väcks genom detta perspektiv och som avhandlingen fokuserar på är: När (i vilka situationer) och i förhållande till vem verkar hög(re) ålder respektive invandrarskap bli betydelsefulla för identifikationer? Hur verkar identitetskategorierna hög(re) ålder och invandrarskap förhandlas? Det empiriska materialet består av djupintervjuer med 24 utrikesfödda äldre (13 män, 11 kvinnor) i åldrarna mellan 55 och 79 som har bott i Sverige mellan 18 och 61 år. lntervjupersonerna kommer från 12 olika länder med olika upplevt kulturellt avstånd från Sverige. Resultaten tyder på att identifikationer med hög(re) ålder och invandrarskap är dynamiska och flexibla snarare än nödvändigtvis permanent meningsfulla, och får därmed betydelse i vissa situationer och i förhållande till särskilda andra. Externa definitioner verkar inte alltid stämma överens med interna definitioner. Oavsett hur hög(re) ålder och invandrarskap är konstruerade så framstår de som förhandlingsbara. Avhandlingen bidrar därmed till identitetsforskningen genom att studera hög(re) ålder och invandrarskap tillsammans och belyser dessutom hur det socialkonstruktionistiska perspektivet tillåter oss att se variation och föränderlighet där stabilitet annars förutsätts.

Aging in Black America

Aging in Black America

Research examining group identity among older blacks is rarer still. Traditionally, researchers have focused on social class as the primary determinant of racial group identity. Class position is associated with changes in worldviews ...

Author: James S. Jackson

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055902889

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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This book provides a systematic overview of the status and life situations of elderly black Americans. Based on an empirical national survey, the contributors examine the major substantive issues related to psychological and social dimensions of ageing from a perspective that addresses the population's special circumstances and strengths. Sections are devoted to community, friends and family; church and religion; health, social functioning and well-being; group identity and political participation; and retirement and work.
Categories: Social Science

Dress and Identity in Iron Age Britain

Dress and Identity in Iron Age Britain

Giles, on the other hand, interpreted the evidence in terms of age and gender as well as status within a regional identity. Yet there remains an absence of a method for analysing the construction of dress across the whole of Britain ...

Author: Elizabeth Marie Foulds

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784915278

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Through an analysis of glass beads from four key study regions in Britain, the book aims to explore the role that this object played within the networks and relationships that constructed Iron Age society.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

indisputably the youthful body and, connected with this, a generalised preoccupation with the loss of attractiveness and other physical changes associated with ageing. Mexico, like most other Western countries, is a target of mass media ...

Author: Siân Preece

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317365235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 644

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity provides a clear and comprehensive survey of the field of language and identity from an applied linguistics perspective. Forty-one chapters are organised into five sections covering: theoretical perspectives informing language and identity studies key issues for researchers doing language and identity studies categories and dimensions of identity identity in language learning contexts and among language learners future directions for language and identity studies in applied linguistics Written by specialists from around the world, each chapter will introduce a topic in language and identity studies, provide a concise and critical survey, in which the importance and relevance to applied linguists is explained and include further reading. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity is an essential purchase for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Advisory board: David Block (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats/ Universitat de Lleida, Spain); John Joseph (University of Edinburgh); Bonny Norton (University of British Colombia, Canada).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fingerprinting the Iron Age Approaches to identity in the European Iron Age

Fingerprinting the Iron Age  Approaches to identity in the European Iron Age

ETHNICITY AND THE IRON AGE Iron Age research on identity is not (only) about studying ethnicity, as many contributions to this volume illustrate. Nevertheless, more widely, a large number of Iron Age scholars seem to be mainly focused ...

Author: C?t?lin Nicolae Popa

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976769

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Archaeology has long dealt with issues of identity, and especially with ethnicity, with modern approaches emphasising dynamic and fluid social construction. The archaeology of the Iron Age in particular has engendered much debate on the topic of ethnicity, fuelled by the first availability of written sources alongside the archaeological evidence which has led many researchers to associate the features they excavate with populations named by Greek or Latin writers. Some archaeological traditions have had their entire structure built around notions of ethnicity, around the relationships existing between large groups of people conceived together as forming unitary ethnic units. On the other hand, partly influenced by anthropological studies, other scholars have written forcefully against Iron Age ethnic constructions, such as the Celts. The 24 contributions to this volume focus on the south east Europe, where the Iron Age has, until recently, been populated with numerous ethnic groups with which specific material culture forms have been associated. The first section is devoted to the core geographical area of south east Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, as well as Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The following three sections allow comparison with regions further to the west and the south west with contributions on central and western Europe, the British Isles and the Italian peninsula. The volume concludes with four papers which provide more synthetic statements that cut across geographical boundaries, the final contributions bringing together some of the key themes of the volume. The wide array of approaches to identity presented here reflects the continuing debate on how to integrate material culture, protohistoric evidence (largely classical authors looking in on first millennium BC societies) and the impact of recent nationalistic agendas.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Identity and Representation in Spain s Golden Age

Gender  Identity  and Representation in Spain s Golden Age

Introduction : Gender , Identity , and Representation in Spain's Golden Age ANITA K. STOLL AND DAWN L. SMITH A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT STUDIES IN THE PAST DECADE HAVE FOcused on the subject of gender , identity , and representations in ...

Author: Anita K. Stoll

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838754252

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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"In 1991 The Perception of Women in Spanish Theater of the Golden Age provided a forum for a group of Hispanists concerned with correcting the failure to acknowledge the place of women in Golden Age Spain. This new collection of essays reflects the continuing interest in the topic and provides a new historical focus on literature and culture together."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Drama

Women Ageing

Women Ageing

This volume is primarily concerned with the lives of adult women and discusses key themes of identity; myths and reality and managing change. The book looks at the influence of ethnicity and race, disability and sexual orientation.

Author: Miriam Bernard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415189446

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This volume is primarily concerned with the lives of adult women and discusses key themes of identity; myths and reality and managing change. The book looks at the influence of ethnicity and race, disability and sexual orientation.
Categories: Social Science