|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging|
|Editors||Danan Gu, Matthew E. Dupre|
|Number of pages||1|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9783319698922, 9783030220105, 9783030220099|
|ISBN (Print)||9783030220082, 9783030220105|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2021|
Decline narrative and progress narrative are terms associated with the work of prominent age critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette. The decline narrative understands aging as a process of loss and diminution, as movement along the life course is characterized by increasing restriction and decreasing capability. The progress narrative – though it may take different forms – stands in opposition to this and challenges the agist master narrative of aging as decline.