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By Bridget Garnham

Through its topics of subjectivity, surgical procedure, and self-stylization this publication significantly examines the cultural constraints and incitements that form the perform of plastic surgery by way of older humans. The e-book problematizes anti-ageing discourses to supply a nuanced descriptive, moral, and political interpreting of ‘older’ identification 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 getting older and theorize changing into ‘older’. facts of an lively cultural politics of ‘older’ emerges from the severely reflexive engagement of older individuals with plastic surgery. This engagement constitutes a ‘cutting critique’ of growing older discourses enmeshed in a classy mode of subjectivation that underpins ‘a new ethics of outdated age’.

The publication will entice these within the fields of Cultural Gerontology, growing old reports, severe Psychology, Sociology, and Cultural Geography. The methodological technique might be of curiosity to lecturers and scholars exploring the appliance of Foucault’s paintings on care of the self to modern contexts and practices.

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