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Managing the ageing experienceLearning from older people$
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Denise Tanner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348869

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.001.0001

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‘Sustaining the self’

‘Sustaining the self’

(p.155) Six ‘Sustaining the self’
Managing the ageing experience

Denise Tanner

Policy Press

This chapter examines the interrelationships between the three themes discussed on the previous chapters — the ‘keeping going’ theme, the ‘staying me’ theme, and the ‘the slippery slope’ theme — their related categories and sub-categories and their relationship with the broader theme, ‘sustaining the self’. The chapter considers theoretical perspectives on identity to assist the understanding of the dynamic between the social and individual components of identity, the significance of social and cultural meanings and the reflexive interpretations made by older people as they demonstrate and maintain their sense of moral worth.

Keywords:   reflexive interpretations, identity, cultural meanings, older people, moral worth

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