a) Men, midlife, and ageing

Note: See Watts and Tarrants’ Studies Of Ageing Masculinities (2014) in particular.


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Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine: An Introduction Antje Kampf, Barbara L. Marshall and Alan Petersen
Part 1: Rethinking Concepts: Historical Perspectives
1. Ageing, Embodiment and the Negotiation of the Third and Fourth Ages Paul Higgs and Fiona McGowan
2. Testosterone and the Pharmaceuticalization of Male Aging Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
3. ‘There Is A Person Here’: Rethinking Age(ing), Gender and Prostate Cancer Antje Kampf
Part 2: Scientific and Health Discourses on Aging Men
4.Aging Men: Resisting and Endorsing Medicalization Elianne Riska
5.The Vicissitudes of ‘Healthy Ageing’: The Experiences of Older Migrant Men in a Rural Australian Community Susan Feldman, Alan Petersen and Harriet Radermacher
6. What A Difference A Gay Makes: The Constitution Of The “Older Gay Man” William Leonard, Duane Duncan and Catherine Barrett
Part 3: Aging, Sexualities and Identities
7. Decreasing Erectile Function and Age-Appropriate Masculinities in Mexico Emily Wentzell
8. Enhancing Masculinity and Sexuality in Later Life Through Modern Medicine: Experiences of Polygamous Yoruba Men in Southwest Nigeria Agunbiade Ojo Melvin
9. I Haven’t Died Yet” Navigating Masculinity, Aging and Andropause in Turkey Maral Erol and Cenk Özbay
Part 4: Care Work
10. Older Men: The Health And Caring Paradox Kate Davidson
11. Aging Men, Masculinity, and Alzheimer’s: Caretaking and Caregiving in The New Millennia Bethany Coston and Michael Kimmel.

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