Redefines the experience of growing older and suggests the fifties transition is a rite of passage that allows people to mourn what is lost and celebrate new possibilities with older age.
About the author; Title page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Ageing or Old?; 2 The Life and Death Forces: Eros and Thanatos; 3 Rite of Passage; Separation and Mourning; Women and the Loss of Youth; Men and the Loss of Youth; Fifty or Fifteen?; 4 Marriage, the Empty Nest and the True Self; 5 Androgyny in the Fifties; 6 The Grandparenting Phase: Renewal or Decay?; 7 Work and the Fifties; Doing rather than Being; 8 Betwixt and Between: Liminality and Initiation; Mythology as a Guide to the Rite of Passage; Death and Liminality; 9 The Return: the Late Fifties; Index;
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 21st December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin