Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens

Kelly Joyce, Meika Loe
John Wiley & Sons, 2 de ago. de 2011 - 184 páginas
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Technogenarians investigates the older person?s experiencesof health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greatertheoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspectsof aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise ofgerontechnology industries and professions­­. 
  • A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technologyusers
  • Emphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology inthe center of analyses of health and illness
  • Explores the rise of gerontechnology industries andprofessions­
  • Offers a critical study of the transformation of aging bodies,minds, and emotions into medical problems in need of medicalsolutions

  • Combines two scholarly areas - Science and Technology Studiesand the Sociology of Aging, Health, and Illness - to produceinnovative scholarship


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the lived experience of people with dementia
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Sobre el autor (2011)

Kelly Joyce is Associate Professor of Sociology at theCollege of William and Mary. Her research on technology, science,and health has been published in Science as Culture,Social Studies of Science, and other academic journals. DrJoyce’s book Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth ofTransparency (2008) offers a sociological exploration ofmagnetic resonance imaging technology. Her current researchexamines medical knowledge about, and the experiences of people wholive with, autoimmune illnesses.

Meika Loe is Associate Professor of Sociology andWomen’s Studies at Colgate University in New York. Hercritical scholarship on culture, age, medicine, technology, andgender has appeared in a range of academic journals includingContexts, Gender & Society, Feminism &Psychology, Symbolic Interaction, Sexualities,and Sociological Inquiry. She is the author of The Riseof Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America(2004), and a forthcoming book on the oldest old in America.

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