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Ageing in Everyday LifeMaterialities and Embodiments$
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Stephen Katz

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335917

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.001.0001

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Why clothes matter: the role of dress in the everyday lives of older people

Why clothes matter: the role of dress in the everyday lives of older people

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(p.181) Ten Why clothes matter: the role of dress in the everyday lives of older people
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Ageing in Everyday Life
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Julia Twigg

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0010

Dress is part of the material constitution of age, providing as it does the vestimentary envelope that presents the body to the social world. Drawing on a series of empirical studies, this chapter explores the role of dress in the embodied lives of older people. It argues that a focus on dress is relevant not just to the younger old and to arguments concerning the new role of consumption culture among this group, but also for the day to day embodied lives of frail elders, in this case those with dementia.

Keywords:   dress, embodiment, gender, dementia, third age

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