Ageing in, and with, popular culture

Jennings, Ros ORCID: 0000-0002-5852-9420 (2016) Ageing in, and with, popular culture. [Video] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Professor Ros Jennings' inaugural lecture, 22 June 2016. Popular cultural forms such as advertising, film, television and popular music all contribute to how we construct our identities and understandings of ourselves as we age. Dominant biomedical and cultural models of ageing construct old age as a process of decline and these models permeate popular culture and our everyday understandings of growing old. Old age is constantly compared negatively to youth and consequently the process of ageing has become something to be feared. For women, whose identities and worth in society are still strongly influenced by patriarchal notions of youthful heterosexual feminine beauty, the process of ageing has been revealed as being particularly traumatic.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing;popular culture; Professor Ros Jennings; Inaugural lecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 12:28
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 12:28
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8782

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