Global Perspectives on Aging

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Gray Matters

Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life

Rutgers University Press

Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life examines films, literature, and art that focus on aging, often made by people who are over sixty-five. These texts are analyzed alongside recent gerontology research and extensive commentary from interviews and surveys of seniors to show how "stories" illuminate the dynamics of growing old by blending fact with imagination, giving a fuller picture of the aging process. 

 

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Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People

Rutgers University Press

In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette raises urgent legal, economic, educational, esthetic, and ethical issues to show why anti-ageism should be the next social movement of our time.

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Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession

Global Perspectives

Edited by Sarah Lamb; Epilogue by Susan Reynolds Whyte
Rutgers University Press

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession exposes and complicates contemporary readings of successful aging, questioning and defamiliarizing Western visions of the place of old age in the life course. This volume brings fresh insight and international perspectives that expand our collective imagination about what it is to age, and, by extension, to live.
 

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Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work

Edited by Parin Dossa and Cati Coe
Rutgers University Press

Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work documents the social and emotional contributions of older persons to their families in settings shaped by migration, their everyday lives in domestic and community spaces, and in the context of intergenerational relationships and diasporas.
 

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Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work

Edited by Parin Dossa and Cati Coe
Rutgers University Press

Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work documents the social and emotional contributions of older persons to their families in settings shaped by migration, their everyday lives in domestic and community spaces, and in the context of intergenerational relationships and diasporas.
 

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Aging and Loss

Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan

Rutgers University Press

Based on nearly a decade of research, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan examines how the landscape of aging is felt, understood, and embodied by older adults themselves. In detailed portraits, anthropologist Jason Danely delves into the everyday lives of older Japanese adults as they construct narratives through acts of reminiscence, social engagement, and ritual practice, and reveals the pervasive cultural aesthetic of loss and of being a burden. 

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