Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England.
By: Yallop, Helen.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.""The Body, Gender and Culture"": Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (203 p.).ISBN: 9781317319726.Subject(s): Aging -- England -- History -- 18th century | Aging -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 18th century | Identity (Psychology) in old age -- England -- History -- 18th century | Older people -- England -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century EnglandDDC classification: 305.26094209033 LOC classification: HQ1064.E5 Y35 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; 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 Behaviour for 'Old Men'; 6 Identity Formations: Age and 'Character'; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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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