Download e-book for iPad: Aging and Identity: A Humanities Perspective by Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

ISBN-10: 0275964795

ISBN-13: 9780275964795

Viewing inventive works during the lens of either modern gerontological idea and postmodernist strategies, the contributing students learn literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and creative graphics of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples reveal that lengthy prior to gerontologists counseled a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the range of the aged, difficult the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the enterprise conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the normal perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just replicate society's mores yet may also aid to create and implement them.

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