Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England (The Body, Gender and Culture 11)

Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England (The Body, Gender and Culture 11)

By: Helen Yallop (author)Hardback

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Yallop looks at how people in eighteenth-century England understood and dealt with growing older. Though no word for 'aging' existed at this time, a person's age was a significant aspect of their identity.

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Contents

Introduction 1 Words and Concepts: The Meaning of Age and Aging 2 The Forces of Aging: Macrocosm and Microcosm 3 The New Science: Aging and Agency 4 Society and Sociability: Cheerfulness 5 Aged Identities: Prescriptive Behavious for 'Old Men' 6 Identity Formations: Age and 'Character' Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781848934016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781848934016
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1848934017

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