ERIC Number: EJ386798
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Audience Responses to Appearance Codes: Old-Age Imagery in the Media.
Kaiser, Susan B.; Chandler, Joan L.
Gerontologist, v28 n5 p692-99 Oct 1988
Interviewed 55 older adults to assess their interpretations of magazine images of older adults. Classified responses by use of dramaturgical framework that included consideration of perceptions of performers qua professionals and perceived realities of aging. Broad range of strategies to deal with old-age codes were characterized. Results suggest need for diverse, balanced portrayals of older adults. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A