Western thought traditionally divides the human being into a body-mind dualism; the first examines the physical body and the second focuses upon psychological and social aspects of aging. Christopher A. Faircloth's edited volume of original pieces attempts to bridge this rift: reinserting the physical back into gerontology's study of aging. Faircloth organizes this text around everyday experience and the social and personal impact of its imagery, while concentrating on three areas of substantive concern: medicalization, gender/sexuality, and the body as consumer.
Christopher A. Faircloth is a research health scientist at the Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center (RORC) at the North Florida-South Georgia V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville, FL.
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Chapter 2 PART I: IMAGES Chapter 3 CHAPTER 1: Visual Representations of Late Life Chapter 4 CHAPTER 2: The Dead Body and Organ Transplantation Chapter 5 CHAPTER 3: The Female Aging Body through Film Chapter 6 CHAPTER 4: Images Versus Experience of the Aging Body Chapter 7 PART II: EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE Chapter 8 CHAPTER 5: The Body and Bathing: Help with Personal Care at Home Chapter 9 CHAPTER 6: The Homosexual Body in Lesbian and Gay Elders' Narratives Chapter 10 CHAPTER 7: The Everyday Visibility of the Aging Body Chapter 11 CHAPTER 8: The Bodies of Veteran Elite Runners Chapter 12 CHAPTER 9: Ageing & the Dancing Body Chapter 13 INDEX Chapter 14 ABOUT THE AUTHORS