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ERIC Number: EJ901443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
"If I Had Lots of Money...I'd Have a Body Makeover:" Managing the Aging Body
Slevin, Kathleen F.
Social Forces, v88 n3 p1003-1020 Mar 2010
This article uses a feminist framework to explore embodied aging by analyzing indepth formal interviews with 57 men and women in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Emphasizing intersectionality, I focus on the interpretations and strategies these men and women use to make sense of their aging bodies. Their aging corporeal experiences allow me to examine ageist notions about aging and being old and to explore how this thinking, which valorizes youthfulness, shapes their aging experiences. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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