Exploring Aging Masculinities: The Body, Sexuality and by D. Jackson

By D. Jackson

This booklet explores the lived, embodied studies of getting older males as a counterpoint to the weary stereotypes usually imposed on them. Conventionally, in Western cultures, they're noticeable as unavoidably in decline. The publication demanding situations those distorted photographs via an in depth research of getting older men's lifestyles stories.

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In all these jobs, he felt that his actual resources and intellectual abilities were not fully recognised by the companies he worked for. As it has already been noted in our discussion of Dennis’s masculine embodiment, it is important to recognise that, ‘the formation of masculinities and the meaning of men’s bodies is persistently connected with the racialization of global society’ (Connell, 2000). In Hanif’s case this means the historical legacies of the ‘feminization of colonised men’ partly negatively influences his attitudes towards his own body.

One of the main emphases in understanding narrative is on how the story is formed and how the meanings of the story are mutually constructed between the researcher and the research participant. As Josselson comments: . . narratives are not records of facts, of how things actually were, but of a meaning-making system that makes sense out of the chaotic mass of perception and experiences of a life. (Josselson, 1995) Research Methodology 29 And that ‘meaning-making’ system’ is produced through a mutual process of researcher and participant engaging in the reciprocal processes of making sense of a life.

Roberts, 2002) Atkinson argues that the accuracy of the record of a person’s life is not the issue-it is whether the story is ‘trustworthy’. He goes on to say: . . internal consistency is a primary quality check that can be used by both the interviewer and the storyteller to square or clarify early comments with recent insights, if they appear to be different. (Atkinson, 1998) Roberts’ account of the life story interview makes clearer the context and the interactive nature of the interview: .

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