Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.

chapter 1|16 pages

The field of cultural gerontology: an introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

part |2 pages

SECTION I Theory and methods

chapter 2|2 pages

Theory and methods: introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

chapter 3|8 pages

Aged by culture

ByMargaret Morganroth Gullette

chapter 4|8 pages

The cultural turn in gerontology

ByChris Gilleard, Paul Higgs

chapter 5|8 pages

Beyond the view of the West: ageing and anthropology

BySarah Lamb

chapter 6|8 pages

Historians of ageing and the ‘cultural turn’

ByAntje Kampf

chapter 7|8 pages

Literature and ageing

BySarah Falcus

chapter 8|8 pages

Theatre and ageing

ByMiriam Bernard, Lucy Munro

chapter 9|8 pages

Ageing in film

ByAagje Swinnen

chapter 10|8 pages

Popular music and ageing

ByRos Jennings

chapter 11|8 pages

Art, ageing and the body

ByMichelle Meagher

chapter 12|12 pages

Visual methods in ageing research

ByWendy Martin

chapter 13|8 pages

Ethnographies of ageing

ByCathrine Degnen

chapter 14|8 pages

Ageing, narrative and biographical methods

ByJoanna Bornat

part |2 pages

SECTION II Embodiment

chapter 15|2 pages

Embodiment: introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

chapter 16|8 pages

Theorising embodiment and ageing

ByEmmanuelle Tulle

chapter 17|8 pages

Gender, ageing and appearance

ByLaura Hurd Clarke, Erica V. Bennett

chapter 18|8 pages

Hair and age

ByRichard Ward

chapter 19|8 pages

Dress and age

ByJulia Twigg

chapter 20|8 pages

Science, technology and ageing

ByKelly Joyce, Meika Loe, Lauren Diamond-Brown

chapter 21|8 pages

Ageing, risk and the falling body

ByStephen Katz

chapter 22|8 pages

Dementia and embodiment

ByPia Kontos

chapter 23|8 pages

Suffering and pain in old age

ByKate de Medeiros and Helen Black

part |2 pages

SECTION III Identities and social relationships

chapter 24|2 pages

Identities and social relationships: introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

chapter 25|8 pages

Intersectionality and age

ByToni Calasanti, Neal King

chapter 26|9 pages

Gender: implications of a contested area

ByJeff Hearn, Sharon Wray

chapter 27|8 pages

Anti-ageing and identities

ByBarbara L. Marshall

chapter 28|8 pages

Sex, sexuality and later life

ByLinn Sandberg

chapter 29|8 pages

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing

ByYiu-tung Suen

chapter 30|9 pages


BySara Arber, Virpi Timonen

chapter 31|9 pages

Widowhood and its cultural representations

ByAnne Martin-Matthews

chapter 32|9 pages

Loneliness and isolation

ByChristina Victor, Mary Pat Sullivan

chapter 33|8 pages

The fourth age

ByLiz Lloyd

chapter 34|8 pages

Cultures of care

ByMichael Fine

chapter 35|8 pages

Ethnicity, culture and migration

BySandra Torres

chapter 36|8 pages

Ageing well across cultures

ByMatthew Carroll, Helen Bartlett

part |2 pages

SECTION IV Consumption and leisure

chapter 37|2 pages

Consumption and leisure: introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

chapter 38|8 pages

Retirement. Evolution, revolution or retrenchment

BySarah Vickerstaff

chapter 39|8 pages

Money and later life

ByDebora Price, Lynne Livsey

chapter 40|8 pages

Possessions as a material convoy

ByDavid J. Ekerdt

chapter 41|8 pages

Gardens and gardening in later life

ByChristine Milligan, Amanda Bingley

chapter 42|8 pages

Sport, physical activity and ageing

ByCassandra Phoenix, Meridith Griffin

chapter 43|8 pages

Travel and tourism in later life

ByMartin Hyde

chapter 44|8 pages

Volunteering in later life

ByJeni Warburton

chapter 45|8 pages

Youth culture, ageing and identity

ByAndy Bennett

chapter 46|8 pages

Celebrity culture and ageing

ByKirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

chapter 47|8 pages

Representations of ageing in the media

ByVirpi Ylänne

chapter 48|8 pages

‘Late style’ and late-life creativity

ByDavid Amigoni, Gordon McMullan

part |2 pages

SECTION V Time and space

chapter 49|2 pages

Time and space: introduction

ByJulia Twigg, Wendy Martin

chapter 50|8 pages

Global and local ties and the reconstruction of later life

ByChris Phillipson

chapter 51|7 pages

Time in late modern ageing

ByJan Baars

chapter 52|8 pages

Transitions, time and later life

ByAmanda Grenier

chapter 53|8 pages

Rural and urban ageing

ByRicca Edmondson, Thomas Scharf

chapter 54|8 pages

Lifestyle migration

ByKaren O’Reilly and Michaela Benson

chapter 55|10 pages

Ageing trends in the Asia-Pacific region

ByAlfred C. M. Chan, Carol H. K. Ma

chapter 56|9 pages

Connectivity, digital technologies and later life

ByIan Rees Jones

chapter 57|8 pages

Meanings of home and age

BySheila Peace

chapter 58|8 pages

Public places and age

ByCaroline Holland

chapter 59|8 pages

Cemeteries and age

ByAllison Kirkman