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Storying Later Life Issues, Investigations, and Interventions in Narrative Gerontology

ISBN-10: 0195397959
ISBN-13: 9780195397956
Edition: 2011
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Description: In its brief but vigorous history, gerontology has spawned a broadening range of specializations. One of the newest of such specializations is narrative gerontology, so named for its emphasis on the biographical, or inside, dimensions of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.49
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

In its brief but vigorous history, gerontology has spawned a broadening range of specializations. One of the newest of such specializations is narrative gerontology, so named for its emphasis on the biographical, or inside, dimensions of the experience of aging. Telling stories about our world, our relationships, and ourselves is fundamental to how we make meaning. Everything from our history to our religion and our memories to our emotions is linked to the tales we tell ourselves, and others, about where we have come from and where we are going. They are central to who we are. The biographical side of human life is every bit as critical to fathom as the biological side, if we seek a more balanced, positive, and optimistic perspective on what aging is about; if we would honor the dignity and complexity, the humanity and uniqueness of the lives of older persons, no matter what their health or economic standing. In this respect, a narrative approach is particularly suited to the exploration of such topics as meaning, spirituality, and wisdom, and the connections they share. This volume reflects a selection of new directions and insights, and constitutes a general broadening and deepening of narrative gerontology, exploring its implications for theory and research in the field of aging, and for the quality of life of older adults themselves. Such deepening indicates a greater refinement of thought, method, and intervention. The evolution of narrative gerontology is also evidenced by a significant increase in the number of faculty and graduate students engaged in research in this area, as well as by increasing collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and administrators in applying narrative insights to contexts such as long term care - indeed, healthcare in general. These initiatives have given rise to the phrase, "narrative care as core care".

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Contributors
Issues
Narrative Foreclosure in Later Life: Possibilities and Limits
Memory, Metaphor, and Meaning: Reading for Wisdom in the Stories of Our Lives
Narrative Events and Biographical Construction in Old Age
Inventing Yourself: How Older Adults Deal with the Pressure of Late-Modern Identity Construction
In Waves of Time, Space, and Self: The Dwelling-Place of Age in Virginia Woolf's The Waves
The Narrative Frame in Discourse on Aging: Understanding Facts and Values Behind Public Policy
Investigations
The Power of Stories Left Untold: Narratives of Nazi Followers
Young Bodies, Old Bodies, and Stories of the Athletic Self
The Raging Grannies: Narrative Construction of Gender and Aging
Narrative and Gender Differences: How Men and Women Interpret Their Lives
Telling Stories: How Do Expressions of Self Differ in a Writing Group Versus a Reminiscence Group?
Mn�m� and Anamn�sis: The Contribution of Involuntary Reminiscences to the Construction of a Narrative Self in Older Age
Achieving Narrative Coherence Following Traumatic War Experience: The Role of Social Support
Using Self-Defining Memories in Couples Therapy with Older Adults
Interventions
On Suffering, Loss, and The Journey To Life: Tai Chi as Narrative Care
Older Adults in Search of New Stories: Measuring the Effects of Life Review on Coherence and Integration in Autobiographical Narratives
Reminiscence Interventions: Bringing Narrative Gerontology into Practice
Life Review Using Autobiographical Retrieval: A Protocol for Training Depressed Residential Home Inhabitants in Recalling Specific Personal Memories
�Green and Gray�: An Educational Program to Enhance Contact Between Younger and Older Adults by Means of Lifestories
Implementation of Narrative Care in The Netherlands: Coordinating Management, Institutional, and Personal Narratives
Asking the Right Questions: Enabling Persons with Dementia to Speak for Themselves
The Ripple Effect: A Story of the Transformational Nature of Narrative Care
Afterword: Toward a Narrative Turn in Health Care
Index

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