Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens

Author: Kelly Joyce

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  • ISBN: 9781444333800
  • Author: Kelly Joyce
  • Publ Date: 2010-09-17
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 184
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13891

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Technogenarians 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



 

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