Stretching middle age: the lessons and labours of active ageing in the makeover show

Raisborough, Jayne, Barnes, Marian, Henwood, Flis and Ward, Elizabeth (2014) Stretching middle age: the lessons and labours of active ageing in the makeover show Media Culture & Society, 36 (8). pp. 1069-1083. ISSN 0163-4437

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Abstract

This article responds to the claim that there is a critical neglect of age and ageing across media and television studies.  It does so by arguing an exploration of the insights from the fields of criticial gerontology/age studies and media studies allows critical scrutiny of the intersection between populist stereotyping of age, the pedagogic function of the makeover culture, and the prevailing public policy discourses that place responsibility on individuals, notably women, to hold back their old age.  This article extends the argument that the pedagogical function of the makeover is to train us into culturally inhabitable bodies, to claim that age shapes what corporeal and cultural dwellings are currently intelligible

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: active ageing; age; cultural gerontology; gender; makeover; transformation
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0163443714544997
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 16:35
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12931

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