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    Sharon R. Kaufman(Author)

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This text argues that ""old"" age is not something that has intrinsic meaning and old people rarely see themselves as ""old"". It claims that they have a sense of self that is ageless and they stress continuity of identity, despite the physical and social changes associated with old age.

" This volume will be helpful to those teaching and studying gerontology, as well as to those interested in the processes of identity formation and change. . . . useful as well to those concerned with lifespan development in American society." -- Nancy Foner, "Medical Anthropology Quarterly" 0;This volume will be helpful to those teaching and studying gerontology, as well as to those interested in the processes of identity formation and change. . . . useful as well to those concerned with lifespan development in American society.1;2;Nancy Foner, "Medical Anthropology Quarterly" "A book that no novelist or indeed any caring person with a fondness for human interiors could resist."--Paul West, "New York Times Book Review""Sharon Kaufman argues that 'old age' is not something that has intrinsic meaning and old people rarely see themselves as 'old.' They have a sense of self that is ageless and they stress continuity of identity, despite the physical and social changes associated with old age. "The Ageless Self" is a thought-provoking book and the emphasis on letting the elderly speak for themselves is a welcome one."--Andrew Sixsmith, "Ageing and Society""This volume will be helpful to those teaching and studying gerontology, as well as to those interested in the processes of identity formation and change. . . . useful as well to those concerned with lifespan development in American society."--Nancy Foner, "Medical Anthropology Quarterly"

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Sharon R. Kaufman(Author)
  • University of Wisconsin Press (Dec. 1986)
  • English
  • 3
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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