Technogenarians

Technogenarians

Editor(s): Kelly Joyce, Meika Loe

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010 11:58PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444333800

Online ISBN: 9781444391541

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391541

Series Editor(s): Hannah Bradby

About this Book

Technogenarians investigates the older person?s experiences of health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greater theoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspects of aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions--.

  • A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technology users
  • Emphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology in the center of analyses of health and illness
  • Explores the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions-
  • Offers a critical study of the transformation of aging bodies, minds, and emotions into medical problems in need of medical solutions

  • Combines two scholarly areas - Science and Technology Studies and the Sociology of Aging, Health, and Illness - to produce innovative scholarship

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