'Anti-aging medicine' and the cultural context of aging in Australia: preliminary findings from ongoing research on users and providers of 'anti-aging medicine' in Australia

Beatriz Cardona*

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Abstract

This paper explores the management of the aging body within the anti-aging discourse and its implications on notions of "successful" and "healthy" aging policies. By looking at some of the preliminary findings of our current study of 'anti-aging medicine' in Australia, including interviews conducted with stakeholders in the anti-aging debate, this study explores some recurrent values and perceptions regarding 'anti-aging medicine,' the renegotiation of boundaries between illness and health, and the social, cultural, and economic forces shaping understandings and practices around aging and decisions to use anti-aging technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Aging and Longevity: Third International Conference
Place of PublicationBoston, Mass.
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Pages216-229
Number of pages14
Volume1114
ISBN (Print)1573316806, 9781573316804
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1114
ISSN (Print)00778923
ISSN (Electronic)17496632

Keywords

  • 'Anti-aging medicine'
  • Healthy aging
  • Positive aging

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