This ground-breaking study of the baby boomer generation, who are now entering old age, breaks new ground in ageing research. This post-war cohort has experienced a range of social, cultural, and medical changes in regard to their notions of body, from the introduction of the Pill and the decoupling of sex and procreation to the H-Bomb and Earthrise. Yet, paradoxically, ageing is also universal. This exciting book reflects the intersection of time, ageing, body and identity to give a more nuanced and enlightened understanding of the ageing process.
Dr Naomi Woodspring completed her PhD in 2014 and is now a Research Fellow, University of the West of England as part of the Bristol Ageing Better project. Prior to returning to university as a late life learner, she had her own consulting firm providing sustainable solutions to organisational and community challenges. She also worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of settings from a managing a community prison project to Native American communities.