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Baby Boomers: Time and Ageing Bodies

Naomi Woodspring


This innovative study of the baby boomer generation, who are now entering old age, breaks new ground in ageing research. This post-war cohort has experienced a range of social, cultural, and medical changes in regard to their notions of body, from the introduction of the Pill and the decoupling of sex and procreation to the H-Bomb and Earthrise. Yet, paradoxically, ageing is also universal. This exciting book reflects the intersection of time, ageing, body and identity to give a more nuanced and enlightened understanding of the ageing process.

Keywords: baby boomer generation, old age, ageing research, postwar cohort, social, cultural, medical changes, h bomb, earthrise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318774
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Woodspring, author
University of the West of England