Ageing Masculinities, Alzheimer's and Dementia Narratives (Paperback)

Ageing Masculinities, Alzheimer's and Dementia Narratives By Heike Hartung (Editor), Kate de Medeiros (Editor), Rüdiger Kunow (Editor) Cover Image

Ageing Masculinities, Alzheimer's and Dementia Narratives (Paperback)

By Heike Hartung (Editor), Kate de Medeiros (Editor), Rüdiger Kunow (Editor)

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Bringing together insights from masculinity studies and age studies, this open access book focuses on the gendered and relational perspectives in cultural representations of Alzheimer's disease.

Combining a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the authors analyse the interrelations between masculinities and representations of dementia from a wide range of cultural contexts to explore it as an intensely gendered and cultural disease.

They examine memoir, film, poetry and prose fiction, and look at work from a wide range of authors, including Anne Carson, Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, to provide new insights into established narratives of dementia and explore the complex ways that the disease resists representation and narration and questions traditional views of selfhood and human development.

The ebook editions of this book are available open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence on bloomsburycollections.com. Open access was funded by the ERA Gender-Net+ Project MASCAGE, the University of Graz (Center for Inter-American Studies) and the Government of Styria, Austria.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350237483
ISBN-10: 1350237485
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 24th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English