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By C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo (eds.)

The intersections of getting older, media, and tradition are under-explored given developments in inhabitants getting older, speedy raises within the mediation of lifestyle, and the transforming into cultural value of media intake on the worldwide point. This ebook brings jointly a global choice of severe students, either well-established and up-and-coming, from many of the educational disciplines that percentage a standard curiosity sooner or later learn of getting older and media. This anthology of unique articles integrates getting older thought and media reviews via a learn of center concerns together with the media’s impression at the building of “old age,” the reciprocal effect of getting older on media industries, age-based identities in a mediated international, problems with gender and sexuality in an getting older society, and the sensible implications of a extra built-in strategy among the 2 fields. The chapters discover the intersections among getting older and media within the geographical regions of advertising/marketing, tv, movie, track, famous person and social media, between others.

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Hopkins, Roster, and Wood (2006) question whether this hopefulness might lead to higher, and perhaps unachievable expectations. Resources would play a part in the ability to realize postretirement plans and unfulfilled dreams (Fry et al. 2011). Logan, Ward, and Spitze (1992) suggest that retirement is more complex than working versus not working. The options may include active volunteerism, education, and other work. As seniors are portrayed as successful, energetic, youthful, and sexually attractive in the media, expectations are being formed at a higher level than in previous decades.

Barrett, Anne; Baumann, Shyon; Claessens, Nathalie; de Laat, Kim; Gunderson, Justine Lexington Books, Lanham, ISBN: 9780739183649 32 Anne L. Balazs care), they are seemingly without status. They have no useful role. In the few cases where older women were more prominently featured, it was in stereotypical fashion as either aged or ageless. The effect of this devaluation only serves to perpetuate what for some women has been a lifetime of gender discrimination in the media. The cultivation of this discrimination may be changing however, as the study revealed also a greater frequency of younger women in work-related settings, a more realistic representation of women’s participation in the labor force.

They reveal that identification with younger ages is found across disparate cultures (Barak 2009). However, magnitudes of the youthful bias vary, with studies reporting younger identities among Americans, compared with German adults (Westerhof, Barrett, and Steverink 2003). Taken together, evidence of variation, across cultural and social structural contexts, points to the malleability of self-perceptions of aging. Experiments corroborate this conclusion. For example, Stephan and colleagues’ (2013) study found that older women told they performed better on a physical task than age peers felt younger, and did better on a subsequent test, than those receiving no relative performance feedback.

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