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Baby BoomersTime and Ageing Bodies$
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Naomi Woodspring

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318774

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318774.001.0001

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The past and present converge

The past and present converge

(p.103) Six The past and present converge
Baby Boomers

Naomi Woodspring

Policy Press

‘The past and present converge,’ and the following one are the heart of this book. The voices of interviewees are brought together as the concepts of time and embodiment come to life through their thoughts and descriptions. Chapter Six discusses the influence of embodied time on the ageing postwar cohort. Time, embodiment, culture, and society are at the core of how we constitute ageing. Through the voices of research participants, a collective sense of the postwar cohort’s identity is developed. The interviewees describe the influences of the past and the interrelationship between past and present as they discuss many facets of their changing bodies and shifting perspectives. Some of the themes covered in this chapter are body image, appearance, biological body change, acceptance, generation and body, exercise and fitness, body ownership, and music.

Keywords:   ageing, changing bodies, shifting perspectives, body image, appearance, biological body change, acceptance, generation, exercise, fitness

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