Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens
DescriptionTechnogenarians investigates the older person?s experiences of health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greater theoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspects of aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions.
- A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technology users
- Emphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology in the center of analyses of health and illness
- Explores the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions
Offers a critical study of the transformation of aging bodies, minds, and emotions into medical problems in need of medical solutions
Combines two scholarly areas - Science and Technology Studies and the Sociology of Aging, Health, and Illness - to produce innovative scholarship
1 Theorising technogenarians: a sociological approach to ageing, technology and health (Kelly Joyce and Meika Loe).
2 A history of the future: the emergence of contemporary anti-ageing medicine (Courtney Everts Mykytyn).
3 In the vanguard of biomedicine? The curious and contradictory case of anti-ageing medicine (Jennifer R. Fishman, Richard A. Settersten Jr and Michael A. Flatt).
4 Science, medicine and virility surveillance: 'sexy seniors' in the pharmaceutical imagination (Barbara L. Marshall).
5 Time, clinic technologies, and the making of refl exive longevity: the cultural work of time left in an ageing society (Sharon R. Kaufman).
6 Aesthetic anti-ageing surgery and technology: women's friend or foe? (Abigail T. Brooks).
7 ‘A second youth’: pursuing happiness and respectability through cosmetic surgery in Finland (Taina Kinnunen).
8 Ageing in place and technologies of place: the lived experience of people with dementia in changing social, physical and technological environments (Katherine Brittain, Lynne Corner, Louise Robinson and John Bond).
9 Liberating the wanderers: using technology to unlock doors for those living with dementia (Johanna M. Wigg).
10 Output that counts: pedometers, sociability and the contested terrain of older adult fitness walking (Denise A. Copelton).
11 Doing it my way: old women, technology and wellbeing (Meika Loe).
12 'But obviously not for me': robots, laboratories and the defi ant identity of elder test users (Louis Neven).