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Title Aging nationally in contemporary Poland : memory, kinship, and personhood / Jessica C. Robbins.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library  HQ 1064 .P6 R63 2021    CHECKED IN
Description xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Global perspectives on aging series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Histories of Active Aging: Aktywność across Eras -- Aspiring to Activity: Transforming Aging through Education -- Beyond Activity: Sustaining Relations in Institutional Care -- Remembering the Polish Nation: Connections across Third and Fourth Ages -- Rethinking Memory: Everyday Rhythms of Dementia -- Gardens of Memory: Reimagining Home and Nation -- Conclusion.
Summary "Active aging programs that encourage older adults to practice health-promoting behaviors are proliferating worldwide. In Poland, the meanings and ideals of these programs have become caught up in the sociocultural and political-economic changes that have occurred during the lifetimes of the oldest generations-most visibly, the transition from socialism to capitalism. Yet practices of active aging resonate with older forms of activity in late life in ways that exceed these narratives of progress. Moreover, some older Poles come to live valued, meaningful lives in old age despite threats to respect and dignity posed by illness and debility. Through intimate portrayals of a wide range of experiences of aging in Poland, Jessica C. Robbins shows that everyday practices of remembering and relatedness shape how older Poles come to be seen by themselves and by others as living worthy, valued lives. In Aging Nationally in Contemporary Poland, we see how memories and understandings of the Polish nation intersect with ideals and experiences of late life to produce forms of life that are not reducible to binary categories of health or illness, independence or dependence, or socialism or capitalism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Aging -- Social aspects -- Poland.
Older people -- Poland -- Social conditions.
Health promotion -- Poland.
Aging -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00800348
Health promotion. (OCoLC)fst00953194
Older people -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01199129
Poland. (OCoLC)fst01206891
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Standard No. 1145589658 1240381803
ISBN 9781978813960 paperback
1978813961 paperback
9781978813977 hardcover
197881397X hardcover
9781978813984 electronic publication
9781978814004 electronic book
9781978813991 Mobipocket electronic book
OCLC # 1145566425
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