I: Masculinities and Aging
2 Negotiating Age Relations and Aging
3 Aging Bodies: Our Corporeality
4 Bodies, Habitus, and Age
II: Health as Men Age
5 Wrestling with Aging
6 Health Inequalities
7 Sexual Health
III: Social Worlds of Old Men
8 Social Relationships
9 Intimacies and Sexuality
11 Facing Later Life as an Old Widower
12 Late Life and Its Fourth Age Culture
About the Author
In what will be a seminal work in the field, Men, Masculinities, and Aging fuses multiple theoretical and disciplinary traditions and gives voice to the gendered lives of old men through careful and novel theoretical analysis and vivid narratives.
Ed Thompson draws deep from his impressive expertise to provide an encyclopedic look at theory and research on aging masculinity. Listening to old men, he shows that they remain men even as they slow down, stand down from the combat of youth, and slim their social networks with advancing age. This book amounts to a vital survey of the rapidly growing field that Thompson pioneered.