Aging Experiments

Futures and Fantasies of Old Age

The sustained expansion of the life span and the attendant demographic changes in the West have fuelled the production of cultural texts that explore alternative representations of aging and old age. The contributors to this volume show how artists in science-fiction, fantasy and the avant-garde develop visions of late life transformation, improvisation and adaptation to new circumstances. The studies particularly focus on perspectives on aging that challenge the predominant narratives of decline as well as fantasies of eternal youth, as defined by neoliberal notions of health, able-bodiedness, agency, self-improvement, progress, plasticity and productivity.

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27 January 2023, ca. 190 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6283-2

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Author(s)
Joao Paolo Guimaraes (ed.)
Book title
Aging Experiments Futures and Fantasies of Old Age
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 190
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-6283-2
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 DSB JFD APFA
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 LIT004020 SOC052000 PER004030
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 DSB JBCT ATF
Release date
27 January 2023
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Film, Alter, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Science Studies, Medical Humanities
Keywords/Tags
Aging, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Aging Studies, Literature, Film, American Studies, Cultural Studies

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