Women, Ageing and Media (WAM)
WAM is a research group consisting of scholars who are working together to explore a range of research themes focusing on older women and popular media forms (digital technologies, film, popular music and television).
Existing academic studies and cultural policy work on ageing are dominated by knowledge created in the areas of healthcare policy, gerontology, economics, social care and sociology. WAM’s aim is both to challenge and enhance this knowledge base.
Taking a broadly feminist and cultural studies approach, WAM aims to position emerging research on older women in relation to popular media/popular culture alongside the more established areas of ageing studies research and, where possible through collaboration, make beneficial interfaces that will lead to more nuanced understandings of the representations, identities and lived experiences of ageing.
For more information visit: http://wamuog.co.uk/