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Author Hurd Clarke, Laura, 1969-

Title Facing age : women growing older in anti-aging culture / Laura Hurd Clarke.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011.

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 Moore Stacks  HQ1219 .C53 2011    Available  ---
Description ix, 165 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Diversity and aging
Diversity and aging.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-157) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Theorizing the aging and aged woman's face, body, and embodied experience -- Embodied appearance in later life : what older women have to say -- Anti-aging medicine, wrinkles, and the moral imperative to modify the aging face -- Imaging aging : media messages and the perspectives of older women -- Women and aging : the face of the future.
Summary Examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness and brings alive feminist theories about aging, beauty work, femininity, and the body.
Subject Beauty, Personal.
Middle-aged women -- Psychology.
Aging -- Psychological aspects.
Middle-aged women -- Physiological aspects.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Self-esteem in women.
ISBN 9781442207592 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442207590 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442207608 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1442207604 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781442207615 (electronic)
1442207612 (electronic)