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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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Chiasm, the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity

Chiasm, the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity

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(p.167) Eight Chiasm, the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity
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Baby Boomers
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Naomi Woodspring

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318774.003.0008

‘Chiasm: the intersection of time, embodiment, and identity,’ defines the chiasm or intersection of body/embodiment, time, and identity as seen through the experience of the postwar cohort. The interrelationships of the past, present, and future imaginings merge to delineate the boundaries of ageing-embodied identity. Although the experience of this generation starkly exemplifies this chiasm, it is not a singular experience. The specificity of the cohort’s defining experiences and the influence of those experiences on their current notions of ageing, and the universality of ageing, are explored.

Keywords:   chiasm, embodiment, time, identity, postwar, ageing, interrelationships

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