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

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

Label
A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?
Title
A guide to humanistic studies in aging
Title remainder
what does it mean to grow old?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, Robert Kastenbaum
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the moral, spiritual, and cultural terrain of aging through interdisciplinary scholarship and clinically based research." "Aging has long been of interest to scholars and practitioners in a vast array of academic fields and professions. Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, and Robert Kastenbaum have brought together leaders from a variety of academic realms to explore how aging is depicted in the modern era and the effect of these portrayals on individuals and society." "The first section views aging and old age through the lenses of four disciplines: history, literature, religion, and philosophy. It probes the idea and effect of age in different places and times in history; discusses the concept as put forth in novels, memoirs, and literary studies and criticism; and raises important existential and spiritual questions about the meaning of growing old." "The chapters in the second section demonstrate how interdisciplinary humanities can be applied to the study of aging through such thoughtful queries as: How do creativity and health relate in old age? What does "old" mean in an era of high-tech medicine, and what is our moral obligation to care for elderly persons? Why are friendships of special importance to older people?" "Section three uses semiotics, cultural analysis, and ideological critiques to identify key social issues related to aging, including the concept of "home," ageism and discrimination, and our understanding of aging in the era of globalization. The text closes with Robert Kastenbaum's poignant reflection on his own considerations of meaning and mortality as he journeyed back to health following heart surgery." "This comprehensive guide works at the nexus of the humanities and the health professions to provide the intellectual rationale, the history, and a substantive overview of humanistic gerontology as it has emerged in the United States and Europe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
612.6/7
Index
index present
LC call number
QP86
LC item number
.G85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
NLM call number
WT 104
NLM item number
G946 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cole, Thomas R.
  • Ray, Ruth E.
  • Kastenbaum, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Humanism
  • Social perception
  • Aging
  • Humanism
  • Social Perception
Label
A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?, edited by Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, Robert Kastenbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
421361433
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780801894336
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)421361433
Label
A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?, edited by Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, Robert Kastenbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
421361433
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780801894336
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)421361433

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