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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


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