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Cataloguing old age

Bytheway, Bill and Johnson, Julia (2004). Cataloguing old age. In: Andrews, Gavin J. and Phillips, David R. eds. Ageing and place: perspectives, policy and practice. Routledge Studies in Human Geography. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 176–187.

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Old age is a concept that lends itself to visual display. This chapter begins with a review of some well-known examples of series of photographs of old age. We then discuss picture libraries and analyse the captions and content of 320 images of old age available in one popular library.
We discuss how it associates old age with being elderly and receiving care services. In this way the picture library reinforces stereotyping images of old age.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-32044-5, 978-0-415-32044-3
Keywords: old age; photographs; images; stereotypes; ageism
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 7279
Depositing User: Bill Bytheway
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:58
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