Times of Our Lives

Times of Our Lives: Making Sense of Growing Up & Growing Old

Edited by Harry Blatterer and Julia Glahn

ISBN:  978-1-904710-91-2

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Contents

Introduction
Harry Blatterer and Julia Glahn

PART I CONCEPTUALIZATIONS

The Meaning of Age: Cultures Meet Biology
Jan Baars

The Irrelevance of Chronological Age
Peter Caws and Julia Glahn

Human Aging: A Social Collaborative Itinerary?
Alexander J.J.A. Maas

Re-Writing the Myth of Women and Aging                            
Barbara Flood

PART II TRANSITIONS

Contemporary Adulthood and the Devolving Life Course                    
Harry Blatterer

Teen Brain Science and the Contemporary Storying of Psychological (Im)maturity                         
Monica A. Payne

Theorising Liminal Adulthood and its Consequences for Childhood, Youth and Adulthood           
Rebecca Raby

Blurred Transitions: Revisiting the Significance of Work and Parenthood for Young Adults in Italy       
Valentina Cuzzocrea and Sveva Magaraggia

The Light and Shadow of the Active and Independent Senior: From the Life History of Japanese Pre-elderly
Eiji Gon

PART III WELLBEING AND HEALTH

The Positivity Effect in Old Age: Is it Real?                              
Christie Chung

Longevity Meets Brain Wellness                                    
Roger Anunsen

Higher Education in Later Life: Cui Bono?                   
James H. Cook

Storied Lives: An Exploration of Life Course Narrative Identities and the Factors Linked to Happiness in Later Life
Deirdre O’Donnell and Kathleen McTiernan

Positive Life Models After Normative Retirement Age: Toward a Typology Construction                        
Miwako Kidahashi

Intimacy among the Socially Dead: Examining Intimacy among Institutionalised Elders with Mid to Late Stage Dementia
Johanna M. Wigg

Practical Wisdom and Overall Life Satisfaction in Aging                    
Sheila Mason

PART IV PRACTICES AND ETHICS

Being Heard: Community Participation Across the Life Course  
Peter Whitecross

Making Sense of Aging: Multidisciplinary Course Modules Provide a Guide to Creating Age-Friendly Communities
Judie C Davies and Verena H. Menec

Get Me To A Nunnery: A Reflection on Aging in Two Different Cultural Contexts, The Nursing Home and the Religious Convent
Christina Maria Olohan

A Time to Keep Silent and a Time to Speak: Past and Present in a Group for the Elderly                   
Judith Fadlon

Sartorial Identity of Professional Women Over Age 60                  
Claire Lacoste Kapstein

Learning through Consumption: Placing Aging through the Life Course  
Juliana Mansvelt

Middle Aged Immigrants in Israel
Pnina Dolberg and Julia Mirsky
 
PART V GENERATIONS

Together For Tomorrow: Building Community through Intergenerational Dialogue and Action   
James V. Gambone
 
Growing Up and Growing Old: Negotiating the Generational Shift in Midlife
Bethany Morgan

Constructing Generations in China: A Mannheimian Approach
Tam Chen Hee

Like Fathers, Like Sons: The Boran-Gadaa Experience                
Andrea Nicolas

Fathers and Sons: The Generation Gap in the History of Imperial Russia
Nataliya Rodigina and Tatiana Saburova

PART VI CONTEMPLATING LIFE, DEATH AND IMMORTALITY

Wisdom and Old Age                                                       
Giuliana Di Biase

Last Works: The Late Life Creativity of Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse
John-Raphael Staude

The Love Stories and Impact of HIV/AIDS: Generations of Gay Men in Urban Australia and New Zealand
Ian Flaherty

World Without End                                                        
Ian Nichols