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Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

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Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Ricca Edmondson


Life-course meaning and insight remain stubbornly significant for (older) people: it is damaging to inhabit societies that believe existence loses meaning after paid employment ceases. This view amounts to the social exclusion of older people, needing to be countered both politically and by exploring alternative interpretations of older age. Using examples from the author’s experience in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Austria and the US, the book deploys a confluence of disciplinary approaches, exploring compelling versions of later-life ... Read more

 

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