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Title Successful aging as a contemporary obsession : global perspectives / edited by Sarah Lamb.

Publication Info. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Global perspectives on aging
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Series Page ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Successful Aging as a Twenty-first-Century Obsession; Part I: Gender, Sexuality, and the Allure of Anti-Aging; Chapter 1: Successful Aging, Ageism, and the Maintenance of Age and Gender Relations; Chapter 2: Opting In or Opting Out? North American Women Share Strategies for Aging Successfully with (and without) Cosmetic Intervention; Chapter 3: Aging Out: Ageism, Heterosexism, and Racism among Aging African American Lesbians and Gay Men; Chapter 4: Erectile Dysfunction as Successful Aging in Mexico
Part II: Ideals of Independence, Interdependence, and Intimate Sociality in Later LifeChapter 5: Beyond Independence: Older Chicagoans Living Valued Lives; Chapter 6: Growing Old with God: An Alternative Vision of Successful Aging among Catholic Nuns; Chapter 7: Aspiring to Activity: Universities of the Third Age, Gardening, and Other Forms of Living in Postsocialist Poland; Chapter 8: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? Friendship in the Face of Dementia; Part III: National Policies and Everyday Practices: Individual and Collective Projects of Aging Well
Chapter 9: Getting Old and Keeping Going: The Motivation Technologies of Active Aging in DenmarkChapter 10: Foolish Vitality: Humor, Risk, and Success in Japan; Chapter 11: Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing; Chapter 12: Depreciating Age, Disintegrating Ties: On Being Old in a Century of Declining Elderhood in Kenya; Part IV: Medicine, Morality, and Self: Lessons from Life's Ends; Chapter 13: Successful Selves? Heroic Tales of Alzheimer's Disease and Personhood in Brazil; Chapter 14: Comfortable Aging: Lessons for Living from Eighty-five and Beyond
Chapter 15: Ageless Aging or Meaningful Decline? Aspirations of Aging and Dying in the United States and IndiaEpilogue: Successful Aging and Desired Interdependence; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession exposes and complicates contemporary readings of successful aging, questioning and defamiliarizing Western visions of the place of old age in the life course. This volume brings fresh insight and international perspectives that expand our collective imagination about what it is to age, and, by extension, to live.
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Subject Aging -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Older people -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lamb, Sarah, 1960- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Successful aging as a contemporary obsession. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017] 9780813585345 (DLC) 2016033721 (OCoLC)959034488
ISBN 9780813585369 (electronic bk.)
0813585368 (electronic bk.)
9780813585352 (e-book (epub))