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Aging and the art of living

Author: Jan Baars
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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"In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today's world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and 'dealing with' aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Baars
ISBN: 9781421406466 1421406462 9781421407098 1421407094
OCLC Number: 774863701
Description: x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Chronometric regimes: the life course, aging, and time --
2. Exclusion, activism, and eternal youth --
3. A passion for wisdom and the emergence of an art of aging --
4. Modern science, the discovery of a personal history, and aging authentically --
5. Aging and narrative identities --
Perspectives --
toward an art aging.
Responsibility: Jan Baars.
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Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter.  Read more...

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Any college-level collection strong in aging and social insights on the process will find this a thought-provoking discussion. Midwest Book Review This is a vision infused with hope and potential, Read more...

 
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