By Bridget Garnham

Through its subject matters of subjectivity, surgical procedure, and self-stylization this e-book significantly examines the cultural constraints and incitements that form the perform of plastic surgery by means of older humans. The booklet problematizes anti-ageing discourses to supply a nuanced descriptive, moral, and political analyzing of ‘older’ id politics nested in the modern ethico-political terrain of self-care.

A New Ethic of ‘Older’ goals to de-territorialize the ‘older’ topic from normative discourses of growing old and theorize turning into ‘older’. facts of an energetic cultural politics of ‘older’ emerges from the severely reflexive engagement of older individuals with plastic surgery. This engagement constitutes a ‘cutting critique’ of aging discourses enmeshed in a cultured mode of subjectivation that underpins ‘a new ethics of outdated age’.

The ebook will entice these within the fields of Cultural Gerontology, growing old experiences, severe Psychology, Sociology, and Cultural Geography. The methodological process could be of curiosity to lecturers and scholars exploring the applying of Foucault’s paintings on care of the self to modern contexts and practices.

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