Ageing and Popular Culture

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 4, 1999 - Social Science - 247 pages
With an adroit use of photographs and other visual sources, Andrew Blaikie demonstrates that an expanded leisure phase is breaking down barriers between mid and later life. At the same time, positive ageing also creates new imperatives and new norms with attendant forms of deviance. While babyboomers may anticipate a fulfilling retirement, none relish decline. Has deep old age replaced death as the taboo subject of the late-20th century? If so, what might be the consequences?
 

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Contents

Introduction foreign land
1
The history of old age popular attitudes and policy perceptions
28
The transformation of retirement
57
Altered images
85
Exploring visual memory
111
Pictures at an exhibition representations of age and generation
131
Beside the sea collective visions ageing and heritage
150
Landscapes of later life
169
Conclusion the struggle of memory against forgetting
197
Postscript2158
217
Bibliography
219
Index
242
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