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.
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
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