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Aging and the elderly : humanistic perspectives in gerontology
Aging and the elderly : humanistic perspectives in gerontology
Spicker, Stuart F., 1937-
Publication Information:
Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, [1978]

Physical Description:
viii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reflections on aging / Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson -- Growing up and gowing old : dilemmas of aging in bureaucratic America / David E. Stannard -- The aged in two ancient oral cultures : the ancient Hebrews and Homeric Greece / Harold M. Stahmer -- Religious images of aging : an examination of themes in contemporary Christian thought / Evelyn Eaton Whitehead -- Sufficiently decayed : gerontophobia in English Literature / Richard Freedman -- Human values and aging : the perspective of the Victorian nursery / Susan S. Tamke -- Toward more human meanings of aging : ideals and images from philosophy and art / Geri Berg and Sally Gadow -- The invisible lunatics : old age and insanity in mid-nineteenth century Massachussets / Barbara G. Rosenkrantz and Maris A. Vinovskis -- Medical and legal aspects of competency as affected by old age / Lance Tibbles -- Gerontogenetic mentation : memory, dementia and medicine in the penultimate years / Stuart F. Spicker -- Master songs of meditation : the late poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams / Kathleen M. Woodward -- Death, dying and the elderly in seventeenth-century England / Steven R. Smith -- "How is it that you live, and what is it that you do?" : the question of old age in English romantic poetry / David Luke --

Why the anxious fear? : aging and death in the works for Turgenev / Walter G. Moss -- Consuming struggle vs. killing time : preludes to dying in the dramas of Ibsen and Beckett / David Bronsen -- Old age and the "great transformation" : a New England case study / Daniel Scott Smith -- The aged in a revolutionary milieu : China / Thomas W. Ganschow -- Paternalism and the elderly / Thomas Halper -- Ethics and the elderly : some problems / Donald Marquis -- Cultural origins of present day "age-ism" : the modernization of the life cycle / Gerald J. Gruman -- Afterword : humanistic perspectives in gerontology / Robert N. Butler.

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