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Representing Ages and Stages
Representing Ages and Stages

In this chapter we will look at the depiction of ages and stages in visual and textual media, also examining their relationship with lived experience. What we might consider to be our automatic response to visual or symbolic depictions of age is in fact filtered through an ideological lens and involves relationships of power and inequality. Representations not only reflect our views on age but shape them and also misrepresent them and as such are a key site of struggle and resistance, of hegemony and transformation. Skeggs notes: ‘A daily class struggle is waged through challenging the values generated through representation’ (2004: 117–18). This chapter will demonstrate that exactly the same claim can be made for age ...

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