Ageing and Popular Culture
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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Introduction foreign land
The history of old age popular attitudes and policy perceptions
The transformation of retirement
Exploring visual memory
Pictures at an exhibition representations of age and generation
Beside the sea collective visions ageing and heritage
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