Surveying the extent to which recent memoirs concerned with old age contest Western stereotypes and how far they reinforce them. How can social innovation help redress institutionally ingrained patterns? And how might Western society use memoir more effectively to engage with the realities of old age?

Reference added by SOF-Heyman Center to Culture and the Reproduction of Myths About Aging | 5 Apr 2016

What Does It Mean to Grow Old, 2012-8-1; Duke University Press DOI: 10.1215/9780822399544