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

Kelly Joyce, Meika Loe
John Wiley & Sons, 2 ago. 2011 - 184 páginas
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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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Sobre el autor (2011)

Kelly Joyce is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College 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. Dr Joyce’s book Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency (2008) offers a sociological exploration of magnetic resonance imaging technology. Her current research examines medical knowledge about, and the experiences of people who live with, autoimmune illnesses.

Meika Loe is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Colgate University in New York. Her critical scholarship on culture, age, medicine, technology, and gender has appeared in a range of academic journals including Contexts, Gender & Society, Feminism & Psychology, Symbolic Interaction, Sexualities, and Sociological Inquiry. She is the author of The Rise of 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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