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What are old people for? : how elders will save the world

Author: William H Thomas
Publisher: Acton, Mass. : VanderWyk & Burnham, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We live in a society that opposes aging, despite the evidence that each of us is, in fact, aging. This anti-aging bias has prevented us from thinking about old age in a way that feels good or that will create a good elderhood. Removing our ageist blinders, Dr. Thomas provides a motivational and visionary blueprint for old age as a healing force in society."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Thomas
ISBN: 1889242209 9781889242200
OCLC Number: 54103908
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: True longevity --
A new wrinkle --
The doctrine of youth's perfection --
The hidden powers of age --
Myths and other theories --
Becoming human --
A matter of life and death --
Necessity's virtue --
The rise of elderhood --
Old age long ago --
Industrial-strength aging --
Victory --
Navigating life --
Living on the edge of the world --
Old maps --
The way we live now --
Five ages --
Tragedy --
The cult of adulthood --
The assault on childhood --
Adult forever --
The old-age archipelago --
Private grief, public tragedy --
Distant thunder --
The Eden alternative --
Resistance --
Place and no place --
Elderhood's sanctuary --
The green house --
A wink and a smile --
Midwife of elderhood --
The first Shahbaz --
The problem of protection --
Convivium --
The twofold path --
The ripening --
Elderhood reborn --
On being an elder --
Eldertopia.
Responsibility: William H. Thomas.

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"We live in a society that opposes aging, despite the evidence that each of us is, in fact, aging. This anti-aging bias has prevented us from thinking about old age in a way that feels good or that will create a good elderhood. Removing our ageist blinders, Dr. Thomas provides a motivational and visionary blueprint for old age as a healing force in society."--

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