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Social Identities Across the Life Course - Jenny Hockey

Social Identities Across the Life Course

Paperback Published: 30th October 2002
ISBN: 9780333912843
Number Of Pages: 256

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This text brings together sociological, anthropological, and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigor of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centered on the self, identity, and time, the book integrates theoretical debates about childhood, youth, middle age, and later life with empirical material in an illuminating and innovative way.

Structure, Agency and the Life Course
Problematising Ageing and Identityp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Age and the life coursep. 5
Identities across the life coursep. 9
The process of age identification across the life coursep. 12
Relations of power across the life coursep. 15
Conclusionp. 20
The Structuring of Agep. 22
Introductionp. 22
Rites of passagep. 24
Constructing the life course sociallyp. 27
Structuring identities across the life coursep. 31
Disciplinary orientations: rites of passage, the life cycle and the life coursep. 34
Conclusionp. 37
The Experience of Time's Passagep. 39
Introductionp. 39
The temporality of the life coursep. 40
The body, age and agency in the life coursep. 45
Temporal experience spatialisedp. 52
Conclusionp. 54
Understanding the Western Life Course
Histories of the Life Coursep. 57
Introductionp. 57
Changing conceptions of age in the life coursep. 60
A working life?p. 64
Ideologies of the life coursep. 66
Age and citizenship across the life coursep. 72
Conclusionp. 75
The Making of Life-course Historiesp. 77
Introductionp. 77
A critical lack of fitp. 78
'Age' as discoursep. 82
Life histories, history and the life coursep. 85
Representing the life course in time and spacep. 89
Conclusionp. 95
Postmodern Lives?p. 98
Introductionp. 98
Standard life?p. 99
Non-standard lives?p. 101
Lifestyles and life strategies?p. 106
The age of the bodyp. 109
Diverse lives?p. 111
Adulthood in prospectp. 114
Conclusionp. 115
Embodying the Life Course
Revitalising the Life Coursep. 119
Introductionp. 119
Towards the embodiment of identityp. 121
The body as the site of identificationp. 126
The embodiment of agep. 128
Sites of ageingp. 132
Embodiment and identificationp. 135
Conclusionp. 137
Gender, Sexuality and the Body in the Life Coursep. 139
Introductionp. 139
Constructing sexual identitiesp. 141
Gendering sexual inequality across the life coursep. 144
Gendered bodies across the life coursep. 147
Gender in longevity?p. 151
Choice and identity across the life coursep. 153
Conclusionp. 155
Family Sociality across the Life Coursep. 157
Introductionp. 157
Family structures and social rolesp. 159
Familial roles and familial identitiesp. 163
Dependency, independence and interdependencep. 166
Homes and familiesp. 172
Conclusionp. 176
Production and Consumption across the Life Coursep. 178
Introductionp. 178
Becoming modernp. 180
Citizenship and workp. 184
Rethinking modernityp. 186
Postmodernity, work and consumptionp. 190
Conclusionp. 197
Time, Memory and the Life Coursep. 199
Introductionp. 199
Individual and collective identityp. 200
The future selfp. 203
Reconstructing the pastp. 206
Biography, autobiography and the ageing processp. 209
Past identities: the body speaksp. 212
Conclusionp. 214
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780333912843
ISBN-10: 0333912845
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th October 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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