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Contemporary Narratives of Dementia : Ethics, Ageing, Politics - (Hardcover)

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This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose ethical, aesthetic, and political questions about subjectivity, agency, and care that help us to interrogate the cultural discourse of dementia. Contemporary Narratives of Dementia is a seminal book that offers a sustained examination of a wide range of literary narratives, from auto/biographies and detective fiction, to children’s books and comic books. With its wide-reaching theoretical and critical scope, its comparative dimension, and its inclusion of multiple genres, this book is important for scholars engaging with studies of dementia and ageing in diverse disciplines.

Number of Pages: 228
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Modern, Gerontology, Disease & Health Issues
Series Title: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Book theme: 21st Century
Author: Sarah Falcus & Katsura Sako
Language: English
Street Date: February 17, 2019
TCIN: 51559061
UPC: 9781138670655
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-6323
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