Theorising embodiment and ageing

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Book abstract: Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology
EditorsJ. Twigg, W. Martin
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780415631143
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • sociology of the body
  • embodiment
  • ageing body

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Tulle, E. (2015). Theorising embodiment and ageing. In J. Twigg, & W. Martin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology (pp. 125-133). Routledge .