Baby Boomers

Time and the Ageing Body

Naomi Woodspring

Baby Boomers

Naomi Woodspring

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447318774 Published May 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Baby Boomers presents a groundbreaking study of aging as it is affecting the baby boom generation. Taking a widely interdisciplinary approach, the book brings together insights from culture, history, gerontology, demographics, and more to paint a picture of how this cohort has faced aging and its physical, mental, emotional, and social effects. As communities, nations, and economies begin to grapple with the complexities of the aging of this large demographic group, Baby Boomers will help people understand, think about, and plan for the effects of aging.
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: the curiosity of ageing body, time, and identity
2. Kaleidoscopic Sixties
3. The appearance of time
4. On time
5. Body and identity
6. The past and present converge
7. The future    
8. Chiasm, the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity
9. Time will tell

Appendix A: On the research
Appendix B: Interview questions

Bibliography
Index
Review Quotes
W. Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston
Baby Boomers’ sheer size and variegated dimensions assure its potential, as the cohort comes face to face with advanced ageing and dying, to transform interpersonal relations and societal structures. Woodspring, a Boomer herself, rethinks the meanings and contexts of time and embodiment in later years. Baby Boomers offered me fresh perspectives.”
Jan Baars, University for Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands
“The Baby Boomers revolutionized being young. As time catches up with them they are destined to change what it means to grow older. Woodspring’s study gives us a fascinating perspective on what that might look like.”
Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester
“An important study of the Baby Boomer generation, drawing upon an impressive body of scholarship. The study explores some fascinating links between the experiences of this cohort in the 1960s and the shaping of attitudes and identity in later life.”
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