- Taschenbuch: 144 Seiten
- Verlag: Kinfolk (3. Dezember 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 194181509X
- ISBN-13: 978-1941815090
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 1,3 x 27,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 71.044 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Kinfolk Volume 10 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. Dezember 2013
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Editor Nathan Williams collaborates a large international team of contributors—photographers, illustrators, writers and designers—to produce the tenth volume of Kinfolk magazine. Williams and his contributors will also publish the company’s first cookbook in October 2013.
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As many others have posted here and elsewhere, Kinfolk is a beautiful periodical. It is a sensory treat just to hold it and leisurely flip through pages of gorgeous photography and short essays on thick matte paper. I think the layout and overall approach to content are appealing to readers of all ages.
It's very refreshing to see a magazine about people who are aging gracefully and read mostly positive stories about what we can learn from older folks. Unfortunately, though, it didn't take long to see signs of ageist stereotyping in this issue. The first section features an article by the magazine's new editor about retirement pastimes that include complaining, feeding pigeons, and wearing Velcro. A subsequent article reminds readers that "Being old is hard work. All that pigeon feeding and bridge playing really takes it out of you." The first set of recipes shows soft foods "for those young and old who have no teeth;" one picture includes a set of dentures in a glass and another has one of those weekly medicine containers with pills and tablets scattered on the table. The subhead in a social story about pubs asks "Where else can a college kid nurse his happy hour pint while sitting alongside a geezer with two fingers of Scotch?". An article by Kinfolk's managing editor lists advice on how to feel older before reaching the golden years, to include going for walks ("grab a cane or stick to prepare for future use") and sitting on park benches ("[n]o need to feed the pigeons"). What's with all the mentions of feeding pigeons?
I'm not familiar enough with Kinfolk to know if the ageist material is their attempt at humor. I sure didn't find it funny. Thinking of all the elderly and retired people I know, I didn't find it realistic either. I have to wonder what the editors were thinking when they decided to include this content in an issue about getting better with time. I had high hopes for Kinfolk, but after this experience I won't bother with future issues.