Transformation of ageist stereotypes in contemporary US drama

Гайдаш, Анна Владиславівна (2015) Transformation of ageist stereotypes in contemporary US drama Наукові праці: Науково-методологічний журнал.. pp. 19-23. ISSN 1609-7742

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The subject of the paper is the negative stereotypes of elderly people, their characteristics as well as definitions of ageism. Stereotyped views are embedded into people’s way of thinking that prevents changing negative implications into positive ones. The topic of the research is transformation of ageist’ stereotypes in contemporary US drama. Nowadays there are a number of studies which elucidate favorable attitudes to ageing: one of them is the implementation of the concept of “successful ageing” into social, political and cultural practices in the USA. The goal of the present study is to define ageism and its stereotypes, outline the ideological origins of ageism, study the role of generational conflict as an impetus for ageism flourishing, and demonstrate the possibility to subvert negative stereotypes. The methods used are mixed: historical data processing, analyses of interdisciplinary resources (literary gerontology, social gerontology, age studies, age psychology, etc). The innovative solution lies in the application of interdisciplinary approach to close reading of drama texts. The results can be practical for classes of US literature and social gerontology. The findings of the paper inform of the possibility of positive transformations in representation of elderly people in fiction, namely in Theresa Rebeck’s play “The Butterfly collection”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageism, stereotypes, transformation, elderly, old age, US drama
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Кафедра перекладу
Depositing User: професор Анна Владиславівна Гайдаш
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 13:19
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 13:19

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