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The Resource A long time coming : essays on old age, Melanie Joosten

A long time coming : essays on old age, Melanie Joosten

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A long time coming : essays on old age
Title
A long time coming
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essays on old age
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Melanie Joosten
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eng
Summary
A powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world.To live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden.With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, and old age as a medical problem. We are encouraged to remain active, stay healthy, and work longer - in short, to refuse becoming old. But if living longer is really about staying young, do we risk turning a blind eye to issues facing the elderly?Weaving interviews with research and memoir, Joosten undertakes a timely and clear-sighted investigation into the housing crisis as it affects older people, the politics of nursing-home care, the difficulties of dementia, support services for Indigenous Australians, and how the burden of caring for others can fall disproportionately on women
Summary
A powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world.To live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden.With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, and old age as a medical problem. We are encouraged to remain active, stay healthy, and work longer - in short, to refuse becoming old. But if living longer is really about staying young, do we risk turning a blind eye to issues facing the elderly?Weaving interviews with research and memoir, Joosten undertakes a timely and clear-sighted investigation into the housing crisis as it affects older people, the politics of nursing-home care, the difficulties of dementia, support services for Indigenous Australians, and how the burden of caring for others can fall disproportionately on women
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contains biographical information
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ANL
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Joosten, Melanie
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305.26
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no index present
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non fiction
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Cunningham, Sophie
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True
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  • Ageism
  • Ageing
  • Ageing
  • Ageing
  • Social perception
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adult
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essays on old age
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A long time coming : essays on old age, Melanie Joosten
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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000057094003
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
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9781925321371
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)938823073
Label
A long time coming : essays on old age, Melanie Joosten
Publication
Copyright
Note
SOC.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057094003
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781925321371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938823073

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