By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker
Viewing creative works during the lens of either modern gerontological concept and postmodernist innovations, the contributing students learn literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and inventive photographs of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples display that lengthy earlier than gerontologists recommended a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the range of the aged, hard the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the enterprise conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the normal perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just replicate society's mores yet may also support to create and implement them.
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Aging and Identity: A Humanities Perspective by Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker