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Ageing, insight and wisdom : meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Author: Ricca Edmondson
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2015.
Series: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the evolving values, priorities and ways of communicating that make later life fascinating. It explores what creating 'meaning' in later life really implies, for older people themselves, for how to conceptualise older people and for relationships between generations. The book offers a language for discussing major types of lifecourse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ricca Edmondson
ISBN: 9781847425935 1847425933 9781847425591 1847425593
OCLC Number: 907185824
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the roles of meaning in (later) life --
Lifecourses, insight and meaning --
Diminishing older people : silence, occlusion and "fading out" --
Lifetimes, meaning and listening to older people --
Languages for life-course meaning and wisdom --
Conclusion : ethics, insight and wisdom in intergenerational life-course construction.
Series Title: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Responsibility: Ricca Edmondson.

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This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes and the types of wisdom they can offer.  Read more...

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"Ricca Edmondson's truly remarkable book demonstrates that wisdom is not a collection of proverbs but an expression of a deeply humane quest for insight which may intensify as people grow older. An Read more...

 
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