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hackneyed narratives of ageing we all recognize with ease, this possibility of the ageing process, itself, ... of ageing circulate in culture and society and the role they play in the shaping of social attitudes and age identities.

Author: N. Hubble

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230390942

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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This book outlines the methodology and results of the Fiction and the Cultural Mediation of Ageing Project, led by a research team from Brunel University, UK. It investigates how older people resist stereotypical cultural representations of ageing and demonstrates the importance of narrative understanding to social agency.
2013-08-01 By N. Hubble

or Thus narratives can be used in old age to express either the positive in life suffering, and we have already mentioned in Chap. 1 how narratives can be also used by old persons to reinforce a current identity (“fixity”) or shape a ...

Author: Marisa Cordella

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030600716

Category: Psychology

Page: 990

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This book explores the reality of ageing and old age from the perspectives of the individual and society. It emphasizes cross-cultural aspects of ageing and communication issues both within and across generations. The authors approach the understanding of ageing from a multi-disciplinary perspective, integrating biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, and history. The book is organized as follows: historical and broader cross-cultural issues of ageing, followed by biomedical, psychological, social, and communicative aspects of ageing. The book concludes with an in-depth analysis of the existential dimension of ageing followed by an evolutionary perspective. ​
2021-01-04 By Marisa Cordella

Narrative ageing Narrative approaches to ageing and identity draw on the metaphor of 'stories to age by (Randall and Kenyon 1999; Holstein and Gubrium 2000). These stories may be drawn from existing cultural material or be the product ...

Author: Biggs, Simon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335209064

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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This work covers theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. It explores contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. Feminist perspectives on ageing are also covered.
2003-11-01 By Biggs, Simon

Giddens A. Modernity and Self Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Cambridge: Polity; 1991. Gubrium JF, Holstein JA. Grounding the postmodern self. Sociol Q 1994;34:685–703. Ricoeur P. Life in quest of narrative.

Author: Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199656516

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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This title investigates the lifetime determinants of healthy ageing and their implications for policy and practice, bringing together authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world.
2014-01 By Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Narrating Age in the Bildungsroman Heike Hartung. problems encountered in narrating a life at the limit (such as incurable illness or impending death), and of constructing in the process a narrative identity in oldest age.

Author: Heike Hartung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317511502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This study establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Based on the historical premise that the view of ageing as a burden emerges as a specific narrative in the late eighteenth century, the study highlights how the changing experience of ageing is shaped by that of gender. By reading the Bildungsroman as a 'coming of age' novel, the book asks how the telling of a life in time affects individual age narratives. Bringing together the different perspectives of age and disability studies, the book argues that illness is already an important issue in the Bildungsroman's narratives of ageing. This theoretical stance provides new interpretations of canonical novels, visiting authors such as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Jonathan Franzen. Drawing on the link between age and illness in the Bildungsroman's age narratives, the genre of 'dementia narrative' is presented as one of the directions which the Bildungsroman takes after its classical period. Applying these theoretical perspectives to canonical novels of the nineteenth century and to the new genre of 'dementia narrative', the volume also provides new insights into literary and genre history. This book introduces a new theoretical approach to cultural age studies and offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, literary theory, gender and age studies.
2015-12-07 By Heike Hartung

In undertaking a contemporary analysis of ageing, Segal (2013) stresses the importance to our shared wellbeing of the varied stories of ageing ... Our narrative identity remains open to the possibility of change, even in much older age.

Author: Margaret O’Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000244618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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This edited collection considers the ways older women’s life narratives redefine culturally imposed conceptions of what it means to grow older. Drawing on research from age studies as well as social and cultural gerontology, the contributors explore the subjective accounts and diverse voices of older women. In doing so, they examine the tensions between older women’s social identities versus their individual narratives. In their chapters, the contributors acknowledge, explore and contextualise women’s experiences of growing older, thus counterbalancing the often one-sided, negative representations of ageing perpetuated by dominant cultural discourse. They focus on diverse forms of life writing including memoirs and (auto)biography, digital and visual forms of life narrative as well as autoethnographic accounts. As the chapters in this collection demonstrate, life writing by and about older women often necessitates opening out literary forms and modes of critique, searching for narrative and performative strategies, and creating spaces in which to inscribe subjective experiences. Relationships, intergenerational connections, and visual and material cues are often integral to these analyses, which assert the richness of older women’s life narratives. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.
2020-12-18 By Margaret O’Neill

Experimental Aging Research, 35(1), 98–106. Language, society and the elderly: Discourse, identity and ageing. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. Hubble, N., & Tew, P. (2013). Ageing, narrative and identity: New qualitative social research.

Author: Vittorio Lingiardi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462530564

Category: Psychology

Page: 1078

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Now completely revised (over 90% new), this is the authoritative diagnostic manual grounded in psychodynamic clinical models and theories. Explicitly oriented toward case formulation and treatment planning, PDM-2 offers practitioners an empirically based, clinically useful alternative or supplement to DSM and ICD categorical diagnoses. Leading international authorities systematically address personality functioning and psychological problems of infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, including clear conceptualizations and illustrative case examples. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can find additional case illustrations and download and print five reproducible PDM-derived rating scales in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Significant revisions to all chapters, reflecting a decade of clinical, empirical, and methodological advances. *Chapter with extended case illustrations, including complete PDM profiles. *Separate section on older adults (the first classification system with a geriatric section). *Extensive treatment of psychotic conditions and the psychotic level of personality organization. *Greater attention to issues of culture and diversity, and to both the clinician's and patient's subjectivity. *Chapter on recommended assessment instruments, plus reproducible/downloadable diagnostic tools. *In-depth comparisons to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM throughout. Sponsoring associations include the International Psychoanalytical Association, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, and five other organizations. Winner--American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize (Clinical Category)
2017-05-15 By Vittorio Lingiardi

(1991a) Formulating age: Dimensions of age identity in elderly talk. Discourse Processes 14(1) 87–106. ... De Fina A. (2011) Researcher and informant roles in narrative interactions: Constructions of belonging and foreign-ness.

Author: Rachel Heinrichsmeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000029888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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The ageing of the world’s populations, particularly in Western developed countries, is a well-documented phenomenon; and despite many positive images of later life, in the media and public discourse later life is frequently depicted as a time of inevitable physical and cognitive decline. Against this background, Heinrichsmeier presents the results of her two-year sociolinguistic study examining how a group of older women of different ages negotiated their way through their own and others’ expectations of ageing and constructed different kinds of older – and other – identities for themselves. Through vivid and nuanced analysis of their chat and practices in a small village hair salon, Heinrichsmeier reveals these women’s subtle and skilful manipulation of stereotypes of ageing and the impact of the evolving talk on their identity constructions. Her study, which provides numerous short extracts of talk in both the hair salon and interview along with more detailed case studies, highlights the importance of such apparently ‘trivial’ sites – for both studying older people’s identity work and as loci for positive identity constructions and well-being in later life. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students and scholars working in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and gerontological studies, as well as those interested in approaches integrating ethnography and language.
2020-01-29 By Rachel Heinrichsmeier

Randall et al (2015, p 156) suggested that 'narrative identity continues all life long, ageing being no exception' and that the challenges that older people face can 'constitute challenges to our very sense of self'.

Author: Goulding, Anna

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447340911

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Understanding how creative interventions can help develop social connectivity and resilience for older people is vital in developing a holistic cross-sector approach towards ageing well. Academics with a wide range of expertise critically reflect on how the built environment, community living, cultural participation, lifelong learning, and artist-led interventions encourage older people to thrive and overcome both challenging life events and the everyday changes associated with ageing. The book uses a range of approaches, including participatory research methods, to bring the voices of older people themselves to the foreground. It looks at how taking part in creative interventions develops different types of social relationships and fosters resilience.
2018-12-19 By Goulding, Anna

Findings from this MO part of the study are discussed in chapters three, four and five of Nick Hubble and Philip Tew's Ageing, Narrative and Identity (2013) and the three directives are reproduced in the appendix to that volume.

Author: Nick Hubble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350033122

Category: History

Page: 176

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The combined effect of the welfare state and medical advances means that more people now live longer lives than ever before in history. As a consequence, the experience of ageing has been transformed. Yet our cultural and social perceptions of ageing remain governed by increasingly dated images and narratives. Growing Old with the Welfare State challenges these stereotypes by bringing together eight previously unpublished stories of ordinary British people born between 1925 and 1945 to show contemporary ageing in a new light. These biographical narratives, six of which were written as part of the Mass Observation Project, reflect on and compare the experience of living in two post-war periods of social change, after the first and second world wars. In doing so, these stories, along with their accompanying contextual chapters, provide a valuable and accessible resource for social historians, and expose both historical and contemporary views of age and ageing that challenge modern assumptions.
2019-05-16 By Nick Hubble