Popularizing Dementia : Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness
How are individual and social ideas of late-onset dementia shaped and negotiated in film, literature, the arts, and the media? And how can popular culture's symbolic forms be adopted and transformed by those affected to express their own perspectives? This international and interdisciplinary volume summarizes central current research trends and opens new theoretical and empirical perspectives on dementia in popular culture. It includes contributions by internationally renowned scholars from the humanities, social and cultural gerontology, age(ing) studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and bioethics. Contributors include Lucy Burke, Marlene Goldman, and Annette Leibing.