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The Resource Everyone dies young : time without age, Marc Augé ; translated by Jody Gladding

Everyone dies young : time without age, Marc Augé ; translated by Jody Gladding

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Everyone dies young : time without age
Title
Everyone dies young
Title remainder
time without age
Statement of responsibility
Marc Augé ; translated by Jody Gladding
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"We are awash in time, savoring a few moments of it; we project ourselves into it, reinvent it, play with it; we take our time or let it slip away: it is the raw material of our imagination. Age, on the other hand, is the detailed account of the days that pass, the one-way view of the years whose total sum when set forth can stupefy us. Age wedges each of us between a date of birth that, at least in the West, we know for certain and an expiration date that, as a general rule, we would like to defer. Time is a freedom, age a constraint." Marc Augé remembers his beloved childhood cat, who seemed to grow wise with age, though her essential nature remained unchanged. He considers our belief that objects mature, when it is our perception of them that evolves over time. He wonders why public demonstrations of affection between the elderly make the young so uncomfortable and why we torture ourselves with regret at what might have been. Time can be liberating, he finds; it is a resource we can squander or relish. Yet age is a burden, bound by our personal and cultural neuroses. With an ethnologist's understanding of construct and practice, Augé isolates age from the development of consciousness, desire, and representations of the self. In bold, eye-opening strokes, he casts age as a physical marker and treats one's youthful approach to the world as the true measure of life's value.--
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Augé, Marc
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
European perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life cycle, Human
  • Age groups
  • Aging
  • Self-acceptance
Label
Everyone dies young : time without age, Marc Augé ; translated by Jody Gladding
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Une ethnologie de soi : Le temps sans age, Editions du Seuil, 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1784860x
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780231175883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930681932
Label
Everyone dies young : time without age, Marc Augé ; translated by Jody Gladding
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Une ethnologie de soi : Le temps sans age, Editions du Seuil, 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1784860x
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780231175883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930681932

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