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Aging in America : a cultural history

Author: Lawrence R Samuel
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Aging is a preoccupation shared by beauty bloggers, serious journalists, scientists, doctors, celebrities--arguably all of adult America, given the pervasiveness of the crusade against it in popular culture and the media. We take our youth-oriented culture as a given but, as Lawrence R. Samuel argues, this was not always the case. Old age was revered in early America, in part because it was so rare. Indeed, it was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence R Samuel
ISBN: 9780812248838 081224883X
OCLC Number: 960292575
Description: xi, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Old in the Country of the Young --
2. The De-Aging of America --
3. The Aging of Aquarius --
4. The Perpetual Adolescent --
5. The Silver Tsunami --
6. Raging Against Aging.
Responsibility: Lawrence R. Samuel.

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Aging in America traces the story of aging over the course of the last half century, demonstrating our culture's negative attitudes toward a natural and inevitable human process and offering a deep  Read more...

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"A must-read for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of aging in America."-Ken Dychtwald, author of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success "Samuel Read more...

 
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