"It's not going to be like this is it?": Celebrating age festival 2008

Dolan, J. (2008) "It's not going to be like this is it?": Celebrating age festival 2008. In: Crossing Cultures: Woman, Aging and Media AHRC International Conference, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK, 5 December 2008.

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Abstract

Employing participant observation, the paper offers analysis of Bristol’s Festival of Age, 2008 and traces the ways in which participants are positioned within a configuration of nostalgic, regulatory regimes that position them as a) passive bodies b) docile bodies c) disabled bodies d) feminine bodies e) white and (working) classed bodies. The paper argues that participants resist the position of abjection through an overdetermined respectability that simultaneously reinstates the dynamics of class.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:aging, women, festival, regulation
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:8236
Deposited By: K. Salliss
Deposited On:07 Jul 2010 15:20
Last Modified:30 Oct 2013 15:11

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