The linking of age and ill-health is part of a cultural narrative of decline as age is often defined as the absence of good health. Research has shown that we are aged by culture, but we are also culturally made ill when we age. The cultural ambiguity of aging can thus deconstruct negative images of old age as physical decrepitude. This volume investigates the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience by addressing issues such as how our understanding of health influences our tion of agency within a subversive deconstruction of rmative age concepts, and what role the tion of health plays in such an interaction.
Ulla Kriebernegg (Dr.) is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. Her research interests include North American Literature and Cultural Studies, Interculturality and Migration Studies, Inter-American Studies, Transatlantic Educational Cooperation, and Age/Aging Studies. Roberta Maierhofer (Dr.) is the Director of and Professor at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, and adjunct professor at Binghamton University, NY, USA. Her research focuses on American Literature and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Transatlantic Cooperation in Education, Inter-American Studies and Age/Aging Studies. Barbara Ratzenbock (M.A.) is a research assistant at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria.
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Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
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Barbara Ratzenbock, Roberta Maierhofer, Ulla Kriebernegg