What Are Old People for?: How Elders Will Save the World

What Are Old People for?: How Elders Will Save the World

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by William H. Thomas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1889242209

ISBN-13: 9781889242200

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: VanderWyk & Burnham

Drawing from popular culture, history, science, a nd literature, a passionate and persuasive case is made for removing our ageist blinders and seeing old age as a developmental stage of life.

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Drawing from popular culture, history, science, a nd literature, a passionate and persuasive case is made for removing our ageist blinders and seeing old age as a developmental stage of life.

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ISBN-13:
9781889242200
Publisher:
VanderWyk & Burnham
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
True Longevity1
A New Wrinkle3
The Doctrine of Youth's Perfection12
The Hidden Powers of Age22
Myths and Other Theories32
Becoming Human39
A Matter of Life and Death41
Necessity's Virtue50
The Rise of Elderhood65
Old Age Long Ago67
Industrial-Strength Aging79
Victory91
Navigating Life97
Living on the Edge of the World99
Old Maps106
The Way We Live Now115
Five Ages121
Tragedy129
The Cult of Adulthood131
The Assault on Childhood140
Adult Forever148
The Old-Age Archipelago157
Private Grief, Public Tragedy167
Distant Thunder177
The Eden Alternative179
Resistance191
Place and No Place202
Elderhood's Sanctuary208
The Green House222
A Wink and a Smile237
Midwife of Elderhood239
The First Shahbaz248
The Problem of Protection256
Convivium263
The Twofold Path270
The Ripening275
Elderhood Reborn277
On Being an Elder286
Eldertopia299
Acknowledgments315
AppendixThe First Green Houses320
Notes327
Bibliography356
Index362

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