A Challenge for Cultural Gerontology


  • Barbara L. Marshall Trent University






Author Biography

Barbara L. Marshall, Trent University

Barbara L. Marshall is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Research Award recipient at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada (though retirement has resulted in relocation to Canada’s beautiful west coast). She has written widely on feminist theory, aging, and the body, and with colleague Stephen Katz has co-authored a series of papers exploring aging, embodiment, sexuality and technologies. She recently co-edited (with Alexander Peine, Wendy Martin and Louis Neven) the book Socio-gerontechnology: Interdisciplinary Critical Studies of Ageing and Technology (Routledge, 2021), and her current research draws on collaborative projects around quantified aging, digital technologies, and sociotechnical imaginaries of aging futures. She can be reached at


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How to Cite

Marshall, B. L. “Functionality: A Challenge for Cultural Gerontology”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 6, Sept. 2022, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v6i.133345.