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Body images among men and women of different ages
Uppsala universitet. (Socialt arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0295-898X
Sociologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet.
1999 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 19, no 5, 629-644 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The exterior territories, or surfaces, of the body have become symbols of the self in late modernity. People are increasingly overwhelmed with messages of youthful ideals: how to stay young or how to get old without signs of ageing. However, studies of the effects of these images on people’s own experiences as they grow older seem to be lacking. The present paper reports an empirical study which focuses on body image for men and women of different ages. Four hypotheses, derived from social gerontological theories, are developed and tested against data: the female beauty hypothesis, the double marginality hypothesis, the ageing mask hypothesis and the ageless self hypothesis. The survey, taken by 2,002 Swedes, reveals a response pattern with basically positive body images and, for women, increasingly positive with age. The results are, thus, in sharp contrast to the gerontophobic messages from consumer culture as well as to some gerontological theories

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 1999. Vol. 19, no 5, 629-644 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7803ISI: 000083788300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-7803DiVA: diva2:356681
Available from: 2010-10-13 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved

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