New PDF release: Aging Heroes: Growing Old in Popular Culture

By Norma Jones,Bob Batchelor,Jace Allen,Patrice M. Buzzanell,Guillaume de Syon,Suzy D'Enbeau,Athena du Pré,Itir Erhart,Hande Eslen-Ziya,Amanda Gallagher,Dustin Bradley Goltz,Paul Haridakis,Salvador Murguia,Emily S. Kinsky,Ryan M. Lescure,Mei-Chen Lin,Nathan

ISBN-10: 1442250062

ISBN-13: 9781442250062

Despite the expanding quantity and diversity of older characters showing in movie, tv, comics, and different pop culture, a lot of the knowledge of those figures has been restricted to superseded stereotypes of getting older. those contain depictions of frailty, resistance to trendy lifestyles, and mortality. extra importantly, those stereotypes effect the day-by-day lives of getting older adults, in addition to how more youthful generations understand and engage with older members. In gentle of our graying inhabitants and the starting to be variety of portrayals of older characters in pop culture, you will need to learn how we comprehend aging.

In Aging Heroes: growing old in renowned Culture, Norma Jones and Bob Batchelor current a suite of essays that handle the expanding presence of characters that at the same time occur and problem the authorised stereotypes of getting older. The members to this quantity discover representations in tv courses, comedian books, theater, and other kinds of media. The chapters comprise examinations of getting older female and male actors who tackle major roles in such videos as Gran Torino, Grudge Match, get away Plan, area Cowboys, Taken, and The vast Lebowski as good as TheExpendables, Red, and X-Men franchises. different chapters deal with perceptions of masculinity, sexuality, gender, and race as manifested by way of such cultural icons as Superman, ask yourself girl, Danny Trejo, Helen Mirren, Betty White, Liberace, and Tyler Perry’s Madea.

With multi-disciplinary and obtainable essays that surround the increasing spectrum of getting older and comparable stereotypes, this ebook bargains a broader diversity of recent how one can comprehend, understand, and look at getting older. Aging Heroes may be of curiosity to students of movie, tv, gender stories, women’s reviews, sociology, getting older experiences, and media stories, in addition to to common readers.

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