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Old bones

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Today, the problem of old age masks what it means to grow old. Skeletal fragility has become part of what it means to be an older woman in Western culture. Today, the ageing female body is defined in ... More


Trans temporalities: imagining a future in the time of anticipation

Ruth Pearce

in Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447342335
eISBN:
9781447342380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342335.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores Jess Bradley and Francis Myerscough's ‘time of anticipation’ as a form of trans temporality. Temporality refers to ‘the social patterning of experiences and understandings of ... More


Understanding immunesenescence

Anna C. Whittaker, Jane Upton, Niharika Arora Duggal, Chadni Deb, Charanjit Randhawa, Jan Oyebode, and Janet Lord

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447314783
eISBN:
9781447314806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the impact of hip fracture in older age and in particular factors affecting recovery of physical function and wellbeing. It focuses particularly on a study of the impact of ... More


Fertility Biosensing

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Fertility- and hormonal- biosensing are becoming increasingly widespread across the global North. Multiple devices and apps, and their associated platforms, are used to track menstruation and ... More


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