Media and the ageing body

Introduction to the special issue

Cecilie Givskov*, Line Nybro Petersen

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Abstract

In this introductory article we offer a frame for understanding the relationship between the ageing body and the media as the focus for this special issue. As societies age, issues of representations of old bodies and people’s practices and embodied experiences with media technologies requires a deeper investigation. At the same time, contemporary society is undergoing processes of mediatization, which invites us to think of the ways in which media can be said to play a role in changing practices or changing representations regarding the older body. The introduction is concerned with this duality: the changing sociocultural conditions for the ageing body and the changing authority of media and its role for the ageing body. Finally, we briefly introduce the articles that are part of the special issue ‘The ageing body and the media’.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Volume21
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)281-289
ISSN1367-5494
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Media and the ageing body : Introduction to the special issue. / Givskov, Cecilie; Petersen, Line Nybro.

In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2018, p. 281-289.

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