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100 1 Cole, Thomas R.,|d1949-
245 14 The journey of life :|ba cultural history of aging in
America /|cThomas R. Cole.
264 1 Cambridge [England] ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University
300 xxxv, 260 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Pt. 1. The Ages of Life and the Journey of Life:
Transcendent 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 -- Pt. 2. 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 -- Pt. 3. 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.
520 The Journey of Life envisions growing up and growing old
as a voyage down a river flowing inexorably to the sea.
With this image of the human life cycle, the author
explores the historical shoreline of later life, charting
its cultural forms and sounding their depths. The result
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.
520 middle-class culture, first in Europe and then in America,
created and sustained specifically modern images of the
life course between the Reformation and World War I.
During this long period, secular, scientific, and
individualist tendencies steadily eroded ancient and
medieval understandings of aging as a mysterious part of
the eternal order of things. Old age was removed from its
ambiguous place in life's journey, rationalized, and
redefined as a scientific problem.
520 In the last quarter of the twentieth century, however,
postmodern images of life's journey offer a renewed
awareness of the spiritual dimensions of later life and
new opportunities for growth in an aging society.
650 0 Old age|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Older people|zUnited States|xSocial conditions.
650 0 Aging|xSocial aspects|zUnited States.
650 0 Gerontology|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 2 Aged|zUnited States.
650 2 Aging|xpsychology|zUnited States.
650 2 Geriatrics|xhistory|zUnited States.
650 2 Social Environment|zUnited States.
653 0 Old age
653 0 United States
653 00 Old age
653 00 United States
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