Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America's Past (Paperback)
  • Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America's Past (Paperback)
zoom

Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America's Past (Paperback)

(author)
£21.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 22/02/1985
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315074
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Secret History of the World
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Eve Was Framed
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Delusions of Gender
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Templars
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Jambusters
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Feminine Mystique
Added to basket
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Added to basket
Destiny Disrupted
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Lean In
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Second Sex
Added to basket
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
Gender Trouble
Added to basket
£20.99
Paperback
Night
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Making of the English Working Class
Added to basket
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.