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The Resource Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism : Harleys and hormones, edited by Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia and Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism : Harleys and hormones, edited by Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia and Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Label
Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism : Harleys and hormones
Title
Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism
Title remainder
Harleys and hormones
Statement of responsibility
edited by Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia and Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The past decade has seen an increase in popular cultural representations of ageing, in response to the realities of an ageing Western population and an acknowledgement of the economic significance of consumption by seniors. Yet, while contemporary film often depicts late middle to old age as a time of renewal and acceptance, most popular depictions of ageing focus on images of loss, decline, and the fear of physically ageing 'naturally'. Ageing in popular culture is a battlefield, with an increasing range of euphemisms used to disguise the fact of age. Feminist discourse has kept forever young, even though some of its most eminent proponents are ageing and dying. In the field of popular cultural studies the emphasis on the discourse of postfeminism and the 'girling' of culture has foregrounded the concerns of young women at the expense of a focus on older women, or what 'gender' means for middle-aged to older people generally. This collection demonstrates how popular culture constructs ageing as a perilous experience for not only women but also for men, while also underscoring the possibilities (and problems) of positive representations of ageing in the wider culture and in feminist criticism."--
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.A38
LC item number
A34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whelehan, Imelda
  • Gwynne, Joel
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  • Mass media and older people
  • Older people in popular culture
  • Aging
  • Aging in literature
  • Aging in motion pictures
  • Feminism
  • Ageism
Label
Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism : Harleys and hormones, edited by Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia and Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • 'Mrs Robinson seeks Benjamin': Cougars, Popular Memoirs and the Quest for Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond
  • Joel Gwynne
  • 4.
  • Sexing-up the Midlife Woman: Cultural Representations of Ageing, Femininity, and the Sexy Body
  • Sharron Hinchliff
  • 5.
  • Paternalizing the Rejuvenation of Later Life Masculinity in Twenty-First Century Film
  • Hannah Hamad
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Popular Culture's 'Silver Tsunami'
  • Too Old For This Shit?: On Aging Tough Guys
  • Dominic Lennard
  • 7.
  • 'The (un-Botoxed) Face of a Hollywood Revolution': Meryl Streep and the 'Greying' of Mainstream Cinema
  • Deborah Jermyn
  • 8.
  • Grown Up Girls: Newspaper Reviews of Ageing Women in Pop
  • Lynne Hibberd
  • 9.
  • Mature Meryl and Hot Helen: Hollywood, Gossip and the 'Appropriately' Ageing Actress
  • Imelda Whelehan and Joel Gwynne
  • Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs
  • 10.
  • Funny Old Girls: Representing Older Women in British Television Comedy
  • Rosie White -- dg11.
  • Silence Isn't Golden, Girls: The Cross-Generational Comedy of 'America's Grandma' Betty White
  • Elizabeth Rawitsch
  • 12.
  • The Older Mother in One Born Every Minute
  • Georgina Ellen O'Brien Hill
  • 13.
  • 1.
  • Women, Travelling and Later Life
  • Sarah Falcus and Katsura Sako
  • 14.
  • Kane and Edgar: Playing with Age in Film
  • Dee Michell, Casey Tonkin and Penelope Eate
  • 15.
  • Beyond Wicked Witches And Fairy Godparents: Ageing and Gender in Children's Fantasy on Screen
  • Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario and Deb Waterhouse-Watson
  • Conscientious Objections: Feminism, Fiction and the Phoney War on Ageing
  • Liz Byrski
  • 2.
  • Fiction or polemic? Transcending the Ageing Body in Popular Women's Fiction
  • Imelda Whelehan
Control code
028460045
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781137376527
Lccn
2014028985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Ageing, popular culture and contemporary feminism : Harleys and hormones, edited by Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia and Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • 'Mrs Robinson seeks Benjamin': Cougars, Popular Memoirs and the Quest for Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond
  • Joel Gwynne
  • 4.
  • Sexing-up the Midlife Woman: Cultural Representations of Ageing, Femininity, and the Sexy Body
  • Sharron Hinchliff
  • 5.
  • Paternalizing the Rejuvenation of Later Life Masculinity in Twenty-First Century Film
  • Hannah Hamad
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Popular Culture's 'Silver Tsunami'
  • Too Old For This Shit?: On Aging Tough Guys
  • Dominic Lennard
  • 7.
  • 'The (un-Botoxed) Face of a Hollywood Revolution': Meryl Streep and the 'Greying' of Mainstream Cinema
  • Deborah Jermyn
  • 8.
  • Grown Up Girls: Newspaper Reviews of Ageing Women in Pop
  • Lynne Hibberd
  • 9.
  • Mature Meryl and Hot Helen: Hollywood, Gossip and the 'Appropriately' Ageing Actress
  • Imelda Whelehan and Joel Gwynne
  • Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs
  • 10.
  • Funny Old Girls: Representing Older Women in British Television Comedy
  • Rosie White -- dg11.
  • Silence Isn't Golden, Girls: The Cross-Generational Comedy of 'America's Grandma' Betty White
  • Elizabeth Rawitsch
  • 12.
  • The Older Mother in One Born Every Minute
  • Georgina Ellen O'Brien Hill
  • 13.
  • 1.
  • Women, Travelling and Later Life
  • Sarah Falcus and Katsura Sako
  • 14.
  • Kane and Edgar: Playing with Age in Film
  • Dee Michell, Casey Tonkin and Penelope Eate
  • 15.
  • Beyond Wicked Witches And Fairy Godparents: Ageing and Gender in Children's Fantasy on Screen
  • Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario and Deb Waterhouse-Watson
  • Conscientious Objections: Feminism, Fiction and the Phoney War on Ageing
  • Liz Byrski
  • 2.
  • Fiction or polemic? Transcending the Ageing Body in Popular Women's Fiction
  • Imelda Whelehan
Control code
028460045
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781137376527
Lccn
2014028985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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