Aging, Performance, and Stardom

Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture

Edited by: Aagje Swinnen, John A. Stotesbury

This second volume in the Aging Studies in Europe series focuses on questions concerning the ways in which actors and socialites perform 'aging' on the stage of consumerist culture. How do celebrities - whose star personae are ultimately connected with the prime of their lives - cope with the aging process? Which public practices invite subtle adjustment to the 'age script' that focuses on the decline of physical strength and attractiveness as the years pass? (Series: Aging Studies in Europe - Vol. 2)

208 pages

Publication Date: 1/11/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901767