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Title Ageing masculinities, Alzheimer's and dementia narratives / editors, Heike Hartung, Rüdiger Kunow and Matthew Sweney.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Bloomsbury Studies in the Humanities, Ageing and Later Life
Bloomsbury Studies in the Humanities, Ageing and Later Life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Heike Hartung (University of Graz, Austria) Rüdiger Kunow (Potsdam University, Germany) and Matthew Sweney (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic): Introduction: Representational Paternalism? Alzheimer's Narratives in Film and Fiction -- 1. Michaela Schrage-Früh (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland): Stories of Exile and Home -- 2. João Paulo Guimarães (University College Dublin, Ireland) and Daae Jung (University at Buffalo, Canada): Anne Carson, Dementia and the Fragmented Self -- 3. Katharina Fürholzer (University of Pennsylvania, USA): Forgotten Fatherhood -- 4. Cintia Engel (University of Brasilia, Brazil) and Annette Leibing (University of Montreal, Canada): Male Dementia Care -- 5. Raquel Medina (Aston University, UK): Memorizing the Past to fight Alzheimer's Disease Oblivion -- 6. Melinda Niehus-Kettler (University of Potsdam, Germany): Becoming One of the Others -- 7. Martina Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt, Germany/King's College London, UK): From a 'Care-Free' Distance? Adult Sons about their Ageing Parents -- 8.Lisa-Nike Bühring (University of Gloucestershire, UK): The Significance of Individual Agency in the Life-Course -- Narratives of Older German Men -- 9. Stefan Horlacher and Franziska Röber (TU Dresden, Germany): 'The Sweet Smell of Harmony' -- 10. Heike Hartung (University of Graz, Austria): Illness Memoirs, Ageing Masculinities and Care -- 11. Teresa Requena-Pelegrí (Unversitat de Barcelona, Spain): Narratives of Parkinson's Dementia and Masculinities -- 12. Matthew Sweney (University of Graz, Austria): The Poetry of Dementia.
Summary "Bringing together insights from masculinity studies and age studies for the first time, this volume focuses on the gendered and relational perspectives in cultural representations of Alzheimer's disease. In the cultural context of many societies, Alzheimer's disease has come to represent the 'dark side' of longevity in the 21st century. While the dream of a long life has become a real possibility for many people, it has simultaneously given rise to new anxieties focused on cultural fears of 'demented' old age. In expert discourse as well as in personal accounts, Alzheimer's has produced what might be called a 'master narrative' that limits representation and narration and questions traditional views of selfhood and human development. Combining a comparative and interdisciplinary approach with a gendered perspective, the essays in this volume engage with Alzheimer's as a disease of ageing masculinities, drawing on representations of the disease in many different cultural contexts. Examining a broad range of source material, including memoir, film, poetry and prose fiction, this book looks at work from a wide range of authors, including Anne Carson, Philip Roth and Jonathan Franzen."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Alzheimer's disease.
Dementia -- Patients.
Diseases in literature.
Old age in literature.
Mental illness in literature.
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Aging. (OCoLC)fst00800293
Alzheimer's disease. (OCoLC)fst00806532
Dementia -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst00890057
Diseases in literature. (OCoLC)fst00895210
Masculinity. (OCoLC)fst01011027
Mental illness in literature. (OCoLC)fst01016615
Old age in literature. (OCoLC)fst01045348
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hartung, Heike, editor.
Kunow, Rüdiger, editor.
Sweney, Matthew, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9781350230613
ISBN 9781350230637 (online)
9781350230613 (hardback)
9781350237483 (paperback)
9781350230620 (ePub)
9781350230606 (PDF)
1350230634 (online)
Standard No. 10.5040/9781350230637 doi
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