Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

Harleys and Hormones

  • Imelda Whelehan
  • Joel Gwynne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Imelda Whelehan, Joel Gwynne
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dominic Lennard
    Pages 93-107
  4. Georgina Ellen O’Brien Hill
    Pages 187-202
  5. Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako
    Pages 203-218
  6. Dee Michell, Casey Tonkin, Penelope Eate
    Pages 219-232
  7. Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario, Deb Waterhouse-Watson
    Pages 233-247
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-254

About this book


How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.


ageing gender feminism postfeminism film television fiction femininity masculinity comedy genre action ageing and gender culture women

Editors and affiliations

  • Imelda Whelehan
    • 1
  • Joel Gwynne
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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