Popularizing Dementia

Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness

Edited by Aagje Swinnen and Mark Schweda

Transcript-Verlag

Popularizing Dementia

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Pub Date: February 2016

ISBN: 9783837627107

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Popularizing Dementia

Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness

Edited by Aagje Swinnen and Mark Schweda

Transcript-Verlag

How are individual and social ideas of late-onset dementia shaped and negotiated in film, literature, the arts, and the media? And how can popular culture's symbolic forms be adopted and transformed by those affected to express their own perspectives? This international and interdisciplinary volume summarizes central current research trends and opens new theoretical and empirical perspectives on dementia in popular culture. It includes contributions by internationally renowned scholars from the humanities, social and cultural gerontology, age(ing) studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and bioethics. Contributors include Lucy Burke, Marlene Goldman, and Annette Leibing.

About the Author

Aagje Swinnen is assistant professor in the Department of Literature and Art at Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Mark Schweda is research associate in the Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine at the University of Göttingen, Germany.