Humanistic enquiries interrogate the relations between human meanings and purposes, and the circumstances – historical, political, and economic – that enable or constrain them. A primary aim in this collection is to explore a diversity of aspects of ageing while guided by the need to understand the people at the centre of enquiry, with their values and purposes. If ageing is to involve a process of continual negotiation about ways in which capacities and world views are bound together, this negotiation needs to be shaped by humanistic standards. The chapters in the collection emphasise the complexity and creative potential of people in later stages of the life course. They highlight some of the forces with which they must contend and explore some of the ways in which older people can confront religion, spirituality, and the attribution of meaning to their life courses in much more complex, critical, and independent ways than is expected.
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