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Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America

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Synopsis:

'The Journey of Life is both a cultural history of aging and a contribution to public dialogue about the meaning and significance of later life. The core of the book shows how central texts and images of Northern middle-class culture created and sustained specifically modern images of the life course between the Reformation and World War I.\n

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Ages of Life and the Journey of Life: Transcendental Ideals: 1. Aging in the Western tradition: cultural origins of the modern life course; 2. The aging pilgrim's progress in the New World; 3. 'Death without order': the late Calvinist ideal of aging; Part II. The Dualism of Aging in Victorian America: 4. Antebellum revivals and Victorian morals: the ideological origins of ageism; 5. Popular health reform and the legitimation of longevity, 1830-1870; 6. Aging, popular art, and Romantic religion in mid-Victorian culture; 7. In a different voice: self-help and the ideal of 'civilized' old age, 1850-1910; Part III. Science and the Ideal of Normal Aging: 8. The aging of 'civilized' morality: the fixed period versus prolongevity, 1870-1925; 9. Toward the scientific management of aging: the formative literature of gerontology and geriatrics, 1890-1930; 10. The prophecy of Senescence: G. Stanley Hall and the reconstruction of old age; Epilogue: beyond dualism and control - reflections on aging in postmodern culture; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521447652
Author:
Cole, Thomas R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Cole
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Gerontology -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.95x6.02x.62 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 300 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521447652 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'The Journey of Life is both a cultural history of aging and a contribution to public dialogue about the meaning and significance of later life. The core of the book shows how central texts and images of Northern middle-class culture created and sustained specifically modern images of the life course between the Reformation and World War I.\n

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