The Journey of Life
A Cultural History of Aging in America
By (author) Thomas R. Cole
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Journey of Life by Thomas R. Cole
Book DescriptionThe Journey of Life is both a cultural history of aging and a contribution to public dialogue about the meaning and significance of later life. The core of the book shows how central texts and images of Northern middle-class culture, first in Europe and then in America, created and sustained specifically modern images of the life course between the Reformation and World War I. During this long period, secular, scientific and individualist tendencies steadily eroded ancient and medieval understandings of aging as a mysterious part of the eternal order of things. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, however, postmodern images of life's journey offer a renewed awareness of the spiritual dimensions of later life and new opportunities for growth in an aging society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521447652
(204mm x 159mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas R. Cole
Medical Humanities, Paperback (October 2014)
This textbook uses concepts and methods of the humanities to enhance understanding of medicine and health care.
Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging, Hardback (June 2010)
This comprehensive guide works at the nexus of the humanities and health professions to provide the intellectual rationale, history, and a substantive overview of humanistic gerontology as it has emerged in the United States and Europe.
Voices and Visions of Aging, Hardback (November 1992)» View all books by Thomas R. Cole
Introducing a basis for dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines, this work addresses topics as industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research. It includes philosophical reflections on the "third age", perspectives on institutional adaptations, and an aging society.
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