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Fiction and the Cultural Mediation of Ageing (FCMAP): New Narratives of Everyday Ageing in Contemporary Britain: An Anthology

  • Start date: 01 September 2012
  • End date: 31 August 2013

Fiction and the Cultural Mediation of Ageing (FCMAP): New Narratives of Everyday Ageing in Contemporary Britain’ is a follow-up programme designed to disseminate the findings of the original FCMAP project - that the social signification of ageing is undergoing a radical transition in contemporary Britain and that everyday self-reflective narrative understanding is essential for active ageing - directly to the general public in order to promote social agency and wellbeing. To this end, the project outputs will be:

  • a mass-market paperback anthology aimed at the general public weaving together a number of ordinary people’s diary-type stories (drawn from the data collected by FCMAP from the Mass Observation Archive and volunteer reader groups of the University of the Third Age)
  • a public day event in Central London in June 2013 designed to attract user groups, stakeholders, policy makers, academics and the general public by including a presentation on the subject of the anthology from the project team, readings from some of subjects, plenary panels and an early-evening public forum featuring a leading cultural figure (or figures) in discussion of the cultural significance of the new narratives of ageing.
Coming of Age

Author: Philip Tew Date: 22 May 2013 Other Report