Skip to main content
Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo
COVID-19 information and updates

Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Julia Twigg, Emeritus Professor, Social Policy and Sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

#HASTALKS: Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture

Co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Julia Twigg, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, will explore some of the ways in which we can use dress as a lens to examine the changing meanings of age, exploring intersections between time and embodiment, and the significance of these for our interpretation of ageing within a particular culture.

Dec 23, 2020


#HASTALKS is a seminar series curated by the Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University.

This event is co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging.

Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture

Ageing is both physiological and cultural, expressed and enacted on and through the physical body. Within culture, however, that body is customarily dressed, so that clothing presents the vestimentary envelope that encloses but also displays the body. In this session Dr. Twigg will explore some of the ways in which we can use dress as a lens to examine the changing meanings of age, exploring intersections between time and embodiment, and the significance of these for our interpretation of ageing within a particular culture. The presentation will draw on a series of empirical studies that have examined the responses of older women and men, as well as of retailers and the wider media.

Date:  January 20, 2021
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ET)
Online Session:  Register for this event

ALL are welcome to attend this FREE virtual session!

View poster: Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture