Aged by Culture by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Americans enjoy longer lives
and better health, yet we are becoming increasingly obsessed with trying to
stay young. What drives the fear of turning 30, the boom in anti-aging
products, the wars between generations? What men and women of all ages have
in common is that we are being insidiously aged by the culture in which we
live. In this illuminating book, Margaret Morganroth Gullette reveals that
aging doesn’t start in our chromosomes, but in midlife downsizing, the
erosion of workplace seniority, threats to Social Security, or media
portrayals of “aging Xers” and “greedy” Baby Boomers. To
combat the forces aging us prematurely, Gullette invites us to change our
attitudes, our life storytelling, and our society. Part intimate autobiography,
part startling cultural expose, this book does for age what gender and race
studies have done for their categories. Aged by Culture is an impassioned
manifesto against the pernicious ideologies that steal hope from every stage
of our lives.

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Paperback

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ISBN

0226310620

Condition

Used Very Good

Language

English

Pages

280

Year Published

2004

Publisher

The University of Chicago Press

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