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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorSchrage-Frueh, Michaela
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T12:15:31Z
dc.date.issued2020-09
dc.identifier.citationO’Neill, Margaret, & Schrage-Früh, Michaela. (2020). The Aging Contemporary: Aging Families and Generational Connections in Irish Writing. In Paige Reynolds (Ed.), The New Irish Studies (pp. 177-192). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.en_IE
dc.identifier.isbn9781108473996
dc.identifier.isbn9781108564205
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16380
dc.description.abstractIn a youth-driven society such as Ireland, older adults may well find themselves marginalized by institutionalized ageism and figured as outsiders in the cultural imagination. Rather than static concepts of age, however, new patterns are emerging in post-Celtic Tiger Irish literature in its representations of aging. Read within the interdisciplinary framework of cultural gerontology, the narratives of aging explored in this chapter reveal recent changes among the middle-aged and older characters views on, as well as their place within, Irish society and culture. These works spanning drama, poetry and fiction illuminate the complexities of later life, informed by declining health and experiences of loss, while at the same time highlighting generational interdependencies. Crucially, they avoid the nuclear family as a symbol on which to model the nation, urging readers to embrace new notions of the Irish family, ones that might adjust to accommodate and incorporate better the experiences of growing old.en_IE
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofThe New Irish Studiesen
dc.subjectageingen_IE
dc.subjectIrish writingen_IE
dc.subjectCeltic TIgeren_IE
dc.subjectfamilyen_IE
dc.titleThe aging contemporary: Aging families and generational connections in Irish writingen_IE
dc.typeBook chapteren_IE
dc.date.updated2020-12-08T20:44:27Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/9781108564205.011
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1017/9781108564205.011en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedPeer reviewed
dc.description.embargo2021-03-31
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dc.local.contactMichaela Schrage-Frueh. Email: michaela.schrage-frueh@nuigalway.ie
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