G674; Age - Perspectives

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Parsons
Functionalist - Children develop independence and break of into nuclear families, so that families do not have to rely on kinship
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Gannon
Feminist - Menopause labelled as a disease. 'Problems' include low sex drives whereas research has shown this varies woman to woman.
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Hockey and James
Interpretivist - Childhood and old age are social constructs. Linked by dependency. People can resist status - alternative power sources, deny membership, mock treatment.
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Parkin
Weberians - Older people experience social closure. exclusion and usurpation strategies.
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Pilcher
Postmodernists - Self identity important. Cosmetic surgery/ivf/ medicine - undermines clear stages. Life course deinstitutionalised and Destandardized. boundaries blurred.
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Featherstone and Hepworth
Postmodernist - Middle class have postmodern approach. Life course deconstructed. children and adults more alike. Retired have consumerist lifestyles, body maintenance. Baby boomers keep tasted of youth. less benefits for lower classes.
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Blaikie
Postmodernists - stereotypes broken down. (paul mccartney, pos images of elderly. seen as healthy) Development of consumer culture - retirement is a market for companies
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Hockey and James
Infantilisation
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