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Title Technogenarians : studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and technology lens / edited by Kelly Joyce and Meika Loe
Published Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)
Series Sociology of health and illness monograph series
Sociology of health and illness monograph series.
Wiley online library
Contents Theorising technogenarians : a sociological approach to ageing, technology and health / Kelly Joyce and Meika Loe -- A history of the future : the emergence of contemporary anti-ageing medicine / Courtney Everts Mykytyn -- In the vanguard of biomedicine? The curious and contradictory case of anti-ageing medicine / Jennifer R. Fishman, Richard A. Settersten Jr. and Michael A. Flatt -- Science, medicine and virility surveillance : 'sexy seniors' in the pharmaceutical imagination / Barbara L. Marshall -- Time, clinic technologies, and the making of reflexive longevity : the cultural work of time left in an ageing society / Sharon R. Kaufman -- Aesthetic anti-ageing surgery and technology : women's friend or foe? / Abigail T. Brooks -- 'A second youth' : pursuing happiness and respectability through cosmetic surgery in Finland / Taina Kinnunen -- Ageing in place and technologies of place : the lived experience of people with dementia in changing social, physical and technological environments / Katherine Brittain [and others] -- Liberating the wanderers : using technology to unlock doors for those living with dementia / Johanna M. Wigg -- Output that counts : pedometers, sociability and the contested terrain of older adult fitness walking / Denise A. Copelton -- Doing it my way : old women, technology and wellbeing / Meika Loe -- 'But obviously not for me' : robots, laboratories and the defiant identity of elder test users / Louis Neven
Summary Technogenarians investigates the older person's experiences of health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greater theoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspects of aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions. A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technology users Emphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology in the center of analyses of health and illness Explores the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions Offers a critical study of the transformation of aging bodies, minds, and emotions into medical problems in need of medical solutions Combines two scholarly areas - Science and Technology Studies and the Sociology of Aging, Health, and Illness - to produce innovative scholarship -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aged.
Aging -- physiology.
Attitude to Computers.
Computer Systems -- statistics & numerical data.
Health Services for the Aged -- trends.
Form Electronic book
Author Joyce, Kelly A. (Kelly Ann), 1966-
Loe, Meika, 1973-
ISBN 1444333801 (Paper)
9781444333800 (Paper)
OTHER TI Sociology of Health & Illness