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Challenges of the third age : meaning and purpose in later life

Author: Robert Stuart Weiss; Scott A Bass
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume addresses issues of the Third Age -- that time after retirement when financial stability and reduced obligations to others, together, allow for freedom -- and good health makes it possible to enjoy that freedom. This title aims to answer questions such as: how, in this special time of life, is meaning and purpose to be found?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Challenges of the third age.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 00027170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Stuart Weiss; Scott A Bass
ISBN: 1602567263 9781602567269 9780195348682 0195348680 1280473029 9781280473029
OCLC Number: 252575676
Description: 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Contents: Holding onto meaning through the life cycle / Peter Marris --
The third age / Robert L. Rubinstein --
The changing meaning of aging / Harry R. Moody --
Social sources of meaning in later life / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. --
Aging, place, and meaning in the face of changing circumstances / Graham D. Rowles & Hege Ravdal --
Bringers of Allah : the Druse elders / David Gutmann --
Aging, intimate relationships, and life story among gay men / Bertram J. Cohler & Andrew J. Hostetler --
Looking for meaning in a life's experience / Robert Morris --
The search for meaning in the later years : the views of a seventy-four-year-old gerontological social worker / Rose Dobrof --
Epilogue : Concluding note on meaning and the possibility of productive aging / Robert S. Weiss & Scott A. Bass.
Responsibility: edited by Robert S. Weiss & Scott A. Bass.
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