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The Resource Aging in world history, David G. Troyansky

Aging in world history, David G. Troyansky

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Aging in world history
Title
Aging in world history
Statement of responsibility
David G. Troyansky
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary concerns about aging societies have stimulated interest in past ways of growing old, and whilst historians have investigated the experience of the aged, cultural representations of old age, and the phenomenon of demographic ageing, however the literature has been overwhelmingly western. This study reviews the world-wide literature on aging and seeks to move beyond received wisdom about attitudes and experiences running from the ancient world to the present.Aging in World History will introduce students and general readers to historical ways of thinking about aging in two senses: the experience of individuals and the transformation of populations. The first section introduces theoretical concerns, understandings of "natural" or "traditional" ways of growing old, and diverse cultural prescriptions and representations. The second section covers key issues from the medieval to the early modern era. The third section looks at transitions to modernity, whilst the final part explores the contemporary world, before concluding with an overview of past, present and future"--
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Troyansky, David G.,
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Themes in world history
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  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Population aging
Label
Aging in world history, David G. Troyansky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Section 1. Theoretical concerns, "natural" aging, and classical prescriptions and representations -- Section 2. Medieval to early modern transformations -- Section 3. Transitions to modernity -- Section 4. Modernity and old age -- Section 5. Globalizing, medicalizing, and disciplining old age
Control code
ocn929921060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 152 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317381419
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929921060
Label
Aging in world history, David G. Troyansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Section 1. Theoretical concerns, "natural" aging, and classical prescriptions and representations -- Section 2. Medieval to early modern transformations -- Section 3. Transitions to modernity -- Section 4. Modernity and old age -- Section 5. Globalizing, medicalizing, and disciplining old age
Control code
ocn929921060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 152 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317381419
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929921060

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