Aging and Self-Realization

Cultural Narratives about Later Life

Dominant cultural narratives about later life dismiss the value senior citizens hold for society. In her cultural-philosophical critique, Hanne Laceulle outlines counter narratives that acknowledge both potentials and vulnerabilities of later life. She draws on the rich philosophical tradition of thought about self-realization and explores the significance of ethical concepts essential to the process of growing old such as autonomy, authenticity and virtue. These counter narratives aim to support older individuals in their search for a meaningful age identity, while they make society recognize its senior members as valued participants and moral agents of their own lives.

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2018-11-12, 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4422-7

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Author(s)
Hanne Laceulle
Book title
Aging and Self-Realization Cultural Narratives about Later Life
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
300
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4422-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 JFC HP
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 PHI034000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 JBCC QD
Release date
2018-11-12
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Alter
Readership
Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural Gerontology, Aging Studies
Keywords/Tags
Aging, Self-Realization, Cultural Narratives, Autonomy, Authenticity, Virtue, Aging Studies, Culture, Philosophy of Culture, Cultural Studies

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