SOC 441 Sociology of the Aging Body
This course uses a life-course and postmodern perspective to explore the social construction of the aging body in society. The course begins with a look at the historical portrayal and social construction of the aging body over time. It then examines postmodern perspectives of the aging body related to culture and consumerism, medicalization of the aging body, cosmetic surgery, and media exposure of the aging body. May be taken for graduate credit. Additional work required for graduate students.