Дискурсивное конструирование феноменов старости и старения: Опыт англоязычных стран
The paper analyzes the dynamic changes in the discourses of aging and old age in the Anglophone culture. Aging is interpreted as a discursive construction which is created in culture and through culture. The paper deals with the concept of chronological age and analyzes its bureaucratization, defines the role of the old age pension in identifying the onset of old age, traces the evolution of the concept ‘old' in the Anglophone culture, lists factors that shape the perception of aging and old age and contribute to their romantic interpretation in the 21st century, describes attempts at regulating the Anglophone discourses of aging and old age through local language interventions and global discursive reconstructions. The paper considers a possibility of cultural transfers of the most successful discursive patterns into the Russian culture.