The Coming of Age (Paperback)

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    What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used by society, and how in turn do they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our treatment of this ...

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    What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used by society, and how in turn do they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our treatment of this generation a reflection of our society's values and priorities?

    In The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir seeks greater understanding of our perception of elders. With bravery, tenacity, and forceful honesty, she guides us on a study spanning a thousand years and a variety of different nations and cultures to provide a clear and alarming picture of "Society's secret shame"--the separation and distance from our communities that the old must suffer and endure.

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    ISBN 9780393314434
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 585
    Publisher Date 1996-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 1996
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Beauvoir, Simone de

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