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Ageing, media, representation

Bazzini, D. G., McIntosh, W. D, Smith, S. M., Cook, S. & Harris, C. (1997) The Aging Woman in Popular Film: Underrepresented, Unattractive, Unfriendly, and Unintelligent. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 36 (7/8), pp531-543.

Bildtgård, T. (2000) The Sexuality of Elderly People on Film – Visual Limitations, Journal of Aging and Identity, 5(3), pp169-183.

Blaikie, A. (1999) Ageing and Popular Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chivers, S. (2003) From Old Woman to Older Women: Contemporary Culture and Women’s Narratives,Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Cohen-Shalev, A. & Marcus, E.-L. (2007) Golden Years and Silver Screens: Cinematic Representations of Old Age. Journal of Aging, Humanities and the Arts, 1 (1), pp85-96.

Dittmar, L. (1997) Of Hags and Crones: Reclaiming Lesbian Desire for the Trouble Zone of Aging, In:Holmlund, C. & Fuchs, C. eds. Between the Sheets, in the Streets. Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary.Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, pp71-90.

Dolan, J. & Tincknell, E. eds. (2012) Aging Femininities: Troubling Representations, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Ellison, A. (1999) Policy’s Black Box: Mass Media, Women and Ageing, In: Poole, M. & Feldman, S. eds.A Certain Age. Women Growing Older. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin, pp17-35.

Featherstone, M. & Wernick, A. eds. (1995) Images of Aging. Cultural Representations of Later Life,London & New York: Routledge.

Fisher, B. J. (1992) Exploring Ageist Stereotypes through Commercial Motion Pictures, Teaching Sociology, 20, pp280-284.

Gallagher, M. (2009) “Be Patient, Dear Mother … Wait for Me”: The Neo-Infirmity Film, Female Illness and Contemporary Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, 9(2), pp209-225.

Goodman, M., Adams-Price, C., Oppenheimer, B., et al. (2007) Lucy, Angela, Maureen, Jane, and Katharine: Perceptions of Actresses as They Age, Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 1(2).

Healey, T. & Ross, K. (2002) Growing Old Invisibly: Older Viewers Talk Television. Media Culture Society,24 (1), pp105-120.

Hodgetts, D., Chamberlain, K. & Bassett, G. (2003) Between Television and the Audience: Negotiating Representations of Ageing. health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 7 (4), pp417-438.

Holmlund, C. (2010) Celebrity, Ageing and Jackie Chan: Middle-Aged Asian in Transnational Action.Celebrity Studies, 1 (1), pp96-112.

Jennings, R., & Gardner, A. (Eds.). (2012). ‘Rock On’: Women, Ageing and Popular Music. Farnham: Ashgate.

Kessler, E.-M., Rakoczy, K. & Staudinger, U. M. (2004) The Portrayal of Older People in Prime Time Television Series: The Match with Gerontological Evidence, Ageing and Society, 24(4), pp531-552.

Lauzen, M. M. & Dozier, D. M. (2005) Maintaining the Double Standard: Portrayals of Age and Gender in Popular Film. Sex Roles, 52 (7/8), pp437-446.

Lincoln, A. E. & Allen, M. P. (2004) Double Jeopardy in Hollywood: Age and Gender in the Careers of Film Actors, 1926-1999. Sociological Forum, 19 (4), pp611-663.

Markson, E. W. (1997) Sagacious, Sinful, or Superfluous? The Social Construction of Older Women, In:Coyle, J. M. ed. Handbook on Women and Aging. Westport & London: Greenwood Press, pp53-71.

Markson, E. W. (2003) The Female Aging Body through Film, In: C. A. Faircloth ed. Aging Bodies. Images and Everyday Experience. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, pp77-102.

Markson, E. W. & Taylor, C. A. (2000) The Mirror Has Two Faces, Ageing and Society, 20(2), pp137-160.

Port, C. (2012) No Future? Aging, Temporality, History, and Reverse Chronologies. Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, vol4 (Source: [online].

Robinson, J. D., Skill, T. & Turner, J. W. (2004) Media Usage Patterns and Portrayals of Seniors, In:Nussbaum, J. F. & Coupland, J. eds. Handbook of Communication and Aging Research. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp423-449.

Rosselson, R. (2006) Older Women in Feature Films: A Research Guide About Representations of Women over 60, BFI. Available online:

Russo, M. (1999) Aging and the Scandal of Anachronism, In: K. Woodward ed. Figuring Age. Women, Bodies, Generations. Bloomington & Indiana: Indiana University Press, pp20-33.

Sobchack, V. (2000) Revenge of the Leech Woman. On the Dread of Aging in a Low-Budget Horror Film, In:Gelder, K. ed. The Horror Reader. London & New York: Routledge, pp336-345.

Stoddard, K. M. (1983) Saints and Shrews. Women and Aging in American Popular Film, Westport & London: Greenwood Press.

Swinnen, A., & Stotesbury, J. (Eds.). (2012). Aging, Performance, and Stardom: Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture. Münster: LIT Verlag.

Tally, M. (2006) “She Doesn’t Let Age Define Her”: Sexuality and Motherhood in Recent “Middle-Aged Chick Flicks”. Sexuality & Culture, 10 (2), pp33-55.

Tally, M. (2008) Hollywood, Female Sexuality, and the “Older Bird” Chick Flick, In: Ferriss, S. & Young, M. eds. Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. New York: Routledge, pp119-131.

Vares, T. (2009) Reading the ‘Sexy Oldie’: Gender, Age(Ing) and Embodiment. Sexualities, 12 (4), pp503-524.

Walsh, A. (1989) “Life Isn’t yet Over”: Older Heroines in American Popular Cinema of the 1930s and 1970s/80s. Qualitative Sociology, 12 ((1)), pp72-95.

Wearing, S. (2007) Subjects of Rejuvenation. Aging in Postfeminist Culture, In: Tasker, Y. & Negra, D. eds.Interrogating Postfeminism. Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture. Durham & London: Duke University Press, pp277-310.

Whelehan, I. (2010) Not to Be Looked At. Older Women in Recent British Cinema, In: Bell, M. & Williams, M. eds. British Women’s Cinema. London & New York: Routledge, pp170-183.

Wilinska, M. & Cedersund, E. (2010) “Classic Ageism” or “Brutal Economy”? Old Age and Older People in the Polish Media, Journal of Aging Studies, 24(4), pp335-343.

Woodward, K. (1988) Youthfulness as Masquerade, Discourse, 11 (1), pp119-142.

Woodward, K. (1991) Aging and Its Discontents. Freud and Other Fictions, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Woodward, K. (1995) Tribute to the Older Woman. Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ageism, In:Featherstone, M. & Wernick, A. eds. Images of Ageing. Cultural Representations of Later Life. London & New York: Routledge, pp79-96.

Woodward, K. ed. (1999) Figuring Age. Women, Bodies, Generations, Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Woodward, K. (2006) Performing Age, Performing Gender, NWSA Journal, 18(1), pp162-189.

Worsfold, B. ed. (2005) The Art of Ageing: Textualising the Phases of Life, Lleida: University of Lleida Press.


Basting, A. (2009) Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Gilleard, C. & Higgs, P. (2010) Ageing Abjection and Embodiment in the Fourth Age. Journal of Aging Studies, 25 (2), pp135-142.

Swinnen, A. (2012) “Everyone Is Romeo and Juliet!” Staging Dementia in Wellkåmm to Verona by Suzanne Osten, Journal of Aging Studies, (26), pp309–318.