Aging and Identity: A Humanities Perspective by Sara M. Deats, Lagretta Lenker

By Sara M. Deats, Lagretta Lenker

Viewing creative works during the lens of either modern gerontological concept and postmodernist ideas, the contributing students learn literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and inventive photographs of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples display that lengthy prior to gerontologists recommended a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the range of the aged, difficult the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the company conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the traditional perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just reflect society's mores yet may also support to create and implement them.

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From their inception, these films made humans more aware of the rights and value of other species by graphically depicting humanity's inhumanity from the perspective of its animal victims. More recently, Disney's films have grappled with some of society's other significant issues and exploded some of its most treasured stereotypes, sympathetically portraying the bookworm beauty (Beauty and the Beast), the Native American and the powerful woman leader (Pocahontas), and both the physically handicapped and the ethnic outcast (The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

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