Contemporary Narratives of Ageing, Illness, Care

Katsura Sako (Editor), Sarah Falcus (Editor)

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This collection of essays explores cultural narratives of care in the contexts of ageing and illness. It includes both text-based and practice-based contributions by leading and emerging scholars in humanistic studies of ageing. The authors consider care not only in film (feature and documentary) and literature (novel, short story, children’s picturebook) but also in the fields of theatre performance, photography and music.

The collection has a broad geographical scope, with case studies and primary texts from Europe and North America but also from Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Argentina and Mexico. The volume asks what care, autonomy and dependence may mean and how these may be inflected by social and cultural specificities. Ultimately, it invites us to reflect on our relations to others as we face the global and local challenges of care in ageing societies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781003058618
ISBN (Print)9780367528393, 9781032200149
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature


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