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Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to grow old in America today? Is "successful aging" our responsibility? What will happen if we fail to "grow old gracefully"? Especially for women, the onus on the aging population in the United States is growing rather than diminishing. Gender, race, and sexual orientation have been reinterpreted as socially constructed phenomena, yet aging is still seen through physically constructed lenses. The  Read more...
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Cruikshank, Margaret.
Learning to be old.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2009
(DLC) 2008031588
(OCoLC)236143177
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cruikshank
ISBN: 9780742565951 0742565955
OCLC Number: 301745284
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages)
Contents: Cultural myths and aging --
Fear of an aging population --
Sickness and other social roles of old people --
Overmedicating old Americans --
Healthy physical aging --
The politics of healthy aging --
Gender, class, and ethnicity --
Ageism --
Prescribed busyness and its antidotes --
A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging --
Conclusion: the paradoxes of aging.
Responsibility: Margaret Cruikshank.
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What does it mean to grow old in America today? Is "successful aging" our responsibility? What will happen if we fail to "grow old gracefully"? Especially for women, the onus on the aging population in the United States is growing rather than diminishing. Gender, race, and sexual orientation have been reinterpreted as socially constructed phenomena, yet aging is still seen through physically constructed lenses. The second edition of Margaret Cruikshank's Learning to Be Old helps put aging in a new light, neither romanticizing nor demonizing it. Featuring new research and analysis, expanded sect.

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Praise for the first edition: In her excellent book, Learning to Be Old, Margaret Cruikshank compares the aged to a 'colonized people', suggesting that ageism goes beyond dehumanization into actual Read more...

 
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