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The Resource Ageing, insight and wisdom : meaning and practice across the lifecourse, Ricca Edmondson

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

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Ageing, insight and wisdom : meaning and practice across the lifecourse
Title
Ageing, insight and wisdom
Title remainder
meaning and practice across the lifecourse
Statement of responsibility
Ricca Edmondson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 discussinf major types of lifecourse meaning, not least those concerning ethical and temporal aspects of the ways people interpret thei lifecourses, the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes, and the types of wisdmon they can offer. It will appeal to students of gerontology, sociological methodology, humanistic sociology, philosophy, psychology, and health promotion and medicine -- Book jacket
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Edmondson, Ricca
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Ageing and the lifecourse
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people
Label
Ageing, insight and wisdom : meaning and practice across the lifecourse, Ricca Edmondson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogaphical references (pages 207-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The roles of meaning in (later) life ; studying life-course meaning : an interdisciplinary project ; Meaning in lived contexts ; Developing the argument -- Lifecourses, insight and meaning. Meaning in gerontology ; Lifetime and insight in gerontological research ; Exploring approaches to meaning -- Diminishing older people : silence, occlusion and 'fading out'. The ambiguity of age-consciousness ; The struggle for language ; Social hegemony and age ; The crisis of ethics -- Lifetimes, meaning and listening to older people. Insight and the lifecourse in gerontology ; A triad of approaches to meaning ; Some approaches to listening ; Reconstructive ethnography: exposing communicative forms ; Conveying meanings in texts ; Time and narrative ; Meaning, insight and practice -- Languages for life-course meaning and wisdom. Life-course meaning: insight and wisdom ; Late-life insight and the human condition: the humanities and artistic production ; Mapping meaning in gerontology with work on wisdom -- Conclusion: Ethics, insight and wisdom in intergenerational life-course construction
Control code
ocn920830684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781847425591
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)920830684
Label
Ageing, insight and wisdom : meaning and practice across the lifecourse, Ricca Edmondson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogaphical references (pages 207-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The roles of meaning in (later) life ; studying life-course meaning : an interdisciplinary project ; Meaning in lived contexts ; Developing the argument -- Lifecourses, insight and meaning. Meaning in gerontology ; Lifetime and insight in gerontological research ; Exploring approaches to meaning -- Diminishing older people : silence, occlusion and 'fading out'. The ambiguity of age-consciousness ; The struggle for language ; Social hegemony and age ; The crisis of ethics -- Lifetimes, meaning and listening to older people. Insight and the lifecourse in gerontology ; A triad of approaches to meaning ; Some approaches to listening ; Reconstructive ethnography: exposing communicative forms ; Conveying meanings in texts ; Time and narrative ; Meaning, insight and practice -- Languages for life-course meaning and wisdom. Life-course meaning: insight and wisdom ; Late-life insight and the human condition: the humanities and artistic production ; Mapping meaning in gerontology with work on wisdom -- Conclusion: Ethics, insight and wisdom in intergenerational life-course construction
Control code
ocn920830684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781847425591
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)920830684

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