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By Bridget Garnham

ISBN-10: 1472414608

ISBN-13: 9781472414601

Through its subject matters of subjectivity, surgical procedure, and self-stylization this e-book significantly examines the cultural constraints and incitements that form the perform of plastic surgery through older humans. The booklet problematizes anti-ageing discourses to supply a nuanced descriptive, moral, and political analyzing of ‘older’ id politics nested in the modern ethico-political terrain of self-care.

A New Ethic of ‘Older’ goals to de-territorialize the ‘older’ topic from normative discourses of getting older and theorize changing into ‘older’. facts of an energetic cultural politics of ‘older’ emerges from the significantly reflexive engagement of older individuals with plastic surgery. This engagement constitutes a ‘cutting critique’ of growing older discourses enmeshed in a cultured mode of subjectivation that underpins ‘a new ethics of outdated age’.

The booklet will attract these within the fields of Cultural Gerontology, growing old reviews, severe Psychology, Sociology, and Cultural Geography. The methodological process can be of curiosity to teachers and scholars exploring the appliance of Foucault’s paintings on care of the self to modern contexts and practices.

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