By Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs
This ebook investigates the emergence of a 'new growing older' and its realisation during the physique. The paintings explores new different types of embodiment thinking about identification and care of the self, that have visible the physique develop into a domain for ageing in a different way - for getting old with out turning into old.
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As industrialisation spread, the temporal scheduling of work replaced the cyclical waxing and waning of lifelong labour. As work increasingly defined the life course, working life acquired a beginning and an end, regulated by chronological age not biological function. From the nineteenth century, chronological age determined access to education, to healthcare, to social welfare and to work. Modernity and the machine age effectively institutionalised the life course (Anderson 1985) and chronological definitions of agedness came to regulate the decisions of who was or was not ‘old’.
Lastly, the turn to the body in second modernity provides another prism through which we can review our own ideas about the shift in the social understandings of age in second modernity and the boundaries of a presumed ‘third age’. Before pursuing these very contemporary issues, however, we need to step back and reflect on the history of ageing and especially the changing historical significance of the body in representing ageing and old age. Without such a historically situated understanding, bodily ageing can appear as a relatively unproblematic expression of a life course that pivots naturally around a binary divide between ‘age’ and ‘youth’.
As states introduced legislation mandating the official recording of dates of birth, marriage and death, adult ages became more differentiated. Primary school education became universal and knowledge of one’s age and date of birth became the norm rather than the exception. Centralised systems for registering these details enabled officials to check people’s age. The means for determining an official age for old age became more possible and more necessary as its definition became increasingly important in judging between the deserving and undeserving poor.
Ageing, corporeality and embodiment by Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs