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The coming of age

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used bo society, and how in turn to they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our treatment of this generation a reflection of our society's values and priorities? In 'The Coming of Age', Simone de Beauvoir seeks greater understanding of our treatment of elders by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 039331443X 9780393314434
OCLC Number: 35059603
Notes: Originally published: 1972.
Description: 585 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Old age seen from without --
Old age and biology --
The ethnological data --
Old age in historical societies --
Old age in present-day society --
The being-in-the-world --
The discovery and assumption of old age: the body's experience --
Time, activity, history --
Old age and everyday life --
Some examples of old age --
Conclusion --
Appendices: --
The hundred-year-olds --
Who cares for the aged? --
The condition of aged workers in the socialist countries --
Some statistical data upon sexuality of old people.
Other Titles: Vieillesse.
Responsibility: Simone de Beauvoir ; translated by Patrick O'Brian.

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"What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used bo society, and how in turn to they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our treatment of this generation a reflection of our society's values and priorities? In 'The Coming of Age', Simone de Beauvoir seeks greater understanding of our treatment of elders by answering these questions."

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