Popularizing Dementia: Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness

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Aagje Swinnen, Mark Schweda
transcript Verlag, Nov 30, 2015 - Social Science - 410 pages
How are individual and social ideas of late-onset dementia shaped and negotiated in film, literature, the arts, and the media? And how can the symbolic forms provided by popular culture be adopted and transformed by those affected in order to express their own perspectives? This international and interdisciplinary volume summarizes central current research trends and opens new theoretical and empirical perspectives on dementia in popular culture. It includes contributions by internationally renowned scholars from the humanities, social and cultural gerontology, age(ing) studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and bioethics. Contributions by Lucy Burke, Marlene Goldman, Annette Leibing and others.

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About the author (2015)

Aagje Swinnen (Dr.) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Literature and Art of Maastricht University, Netherlands. Mark Schweda (Dr.) is Research Associate at the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany.

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