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Title A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old? / edited by Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, Robert Kastenbaum

Publ Info Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QP86 .G85 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QP86 G85 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 390 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Contents Introduction : the humanistic study of aging past and present, or why gerontology still needs interpretive inquiry / Thomas R. Cole and Ruth E. Ray -- The history of aging and old age in "western" cultures / Pat Thane -- Resilience and creativity in aging : the realms of silver / Anne M. Wyatt-Brown -- Literary texts and literary critics team up against ageism / Barbara Frey Waxman -- Philosophy of aging, time, and finitude / Jan Baars -- Aging in world religions : an overview / Stephen Sapp -- The value and meaning of friendship in later life / Brian de Vries -- Encountering the numinous : relationality, the arts, and religion in later life / Susan H. McFadden and Janet L. Ramsey --
Creativity and aging : psychological growth, health, and well-being / Gene D. Cohen -- The five people you meet in retirement / Ronald J. Manheimer -- The age of reflexive longevity : how the clinic and changing expectations of the life course are reshaping old age / Sharon R. Kaufman -- Ethics and aging, retrospectively and prospectively / Martha B. Holstein -- Age, meaning, and place : cultural narratives and retirement communities / Stephen Katz and Kevin McHugh -- Old age and globalization / Rüdiger Kunow -- Ageism and social change : the new regimes of decline / Margaret M. Gullette -- Treadmilling to the far side : an informal guide to coming of age with mortality / Robert Kastenbaum
LC subject Aging
Social perception
Mesh Subject Aging
Social Perception
Add Author Cole, Thomas R., 1949-
Ray, Ruth E., 1954-
Kastenbaum, Robert
ISBN 9780801894336 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801894336 (hardcover : alk. paper)