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The Resource Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)

Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)

Label
Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past
Title
Beyond sixty-five
Title remainder
the dilemma of old age in America's past
Statement of responsibility
Carole Haber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates the changing roles and perceptions of old age in nineteenth-century America. It shows how the economic and social transformation of the nation affected the condition of the aged, as it altered beliefs about their abilities and needs. Focusing on the ideas of doctors, charity workers, and social planners, it traces the process by which their view of senescence was incorporated into geriatric medicine, the development of the nation's first old-age homes and mandatory retirement plans. With the adoption of these programmes, old age came to be seen as a widespread social problem. By the early twentieth century, it had become characterized as a time of dependence and disease - an attitude which continues to influence the way that modern Americans perceive and treat the elderly.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haber, Carole
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people
Label
Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572425
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A note on secondary sources
  • Classifying society's superannuated
  • Aging in colonial America
  • Social realities and perceptions of old age in the nineteenth century
  • Medical models of growing old
  • Treating the postclimacteric stage
  • Institutionalizing the elderly
  • The pension barrier
  • Old age in a bureaucratic society
Control code
CR9780511572425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511572425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825853
Label
Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572425
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A note on secondary sources
  • Classifying society's superannuated
  • Aging in colonial America
  • Social realities and perceptions of old age in the nineteenth century
  • Medical models of growing old
  • Treating the postclimacteric stage
  • Institutionalizing the elderly
  • The pension barrier
  • Old age in a bureaucratic society
Control code
CR9780511572425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511572425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825853

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