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Women, Fashion & Age | Professor Julia Twigg | Think Kent

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THINK KENT – INTERNATIONAL THINKERS | GLOBAL IMPACT Throughout history, certain forms and styles of dress have been deemed appropriate – or rather inappropriate – for people as they age. Older women in particular have long been subject to pressures to tone down, to adopt self-effacing, covered up styles. In this lecture, Professor Julia Twigg, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, explores how clothing and dress are highly relevant to the analysis of age, and how they intersect with some central issues in relation to later life and its cultural formation, opening up the complex ways in which ageing is both a bodily and a cultural phenomenon. ► SEARCH for a course at the University of Kent: http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=TwiggSearch&utm_campaign=ThinkKent1516 ► Research at Kent: https://www.kent.ac.uk/research/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=TwiggResearch&utm_campaign=ThinkKent1516 ► SUBSCRIBE for more Think Kent lectures: http://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityofKent?sub_confirmation=1 ABOUT PROFESSOR JULIA TWIGG Professor Twigg’s work focuses on embodiment. In ‘The Body in Health and Social Care’, Palgrave 2006, she reflected on the relevance of new theorising in relation to the body for a series of policy relevant areas. These included: age and ageing, disability, medicine and health care, diet and health, social care, public and private space. The main focus of her current research is clothing and age. She has a series of interconnected projects that explore the role of clothing and dress in the changing constitution of age. She has also been particularly interested in analysing care work as a form of bodywork and is the co-editor of a special issue of Sociology of Health and Illness on bodywork. Other research interests include cultural gerontology; consumption, babyboomers and later life; and dementia and dress. Professor Twigg joined the University of Kent in 1996, having previously worked in the Social Policy department of the University of Hull. Her earlier social policy career was in two research units: Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York, and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent. Julia originally trained as a sociologist at LSE where she did her Masters and PhD on vegetarianism. ► Find out more about Professor Julia Twigg: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/academic/t-v/twigg-julia.html?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=TwiggProfile&utm_campaign=ThinkKent1516 Find the University of Kent on social media: ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofKent ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/unikent ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/unikentlive/ ► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-kent
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