Approaches to old age: perspectives from the twenty-first century
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Oró Piqueras, Maricel (Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America, 2014-04-28)Purpose of the Study: In The Loneliness of the Dying (1985), sociologist Norbert Elias claims that 'aging' and 'old age' have become frightening, almost taboo terms in Western society because death is increasingly made ...
Exploring Care through Alan Bennett's The lady in the van: extending meanings, encountering otherness Oró Piqueras, Maricel; Casado Gual, Núria (Oxford University PressThe Gerontological Society of America, 2020)Background and Objectives: This article explores care relationships as they are represented within “The Lady in the Van,” a sequence of interconnected texts by English writer Alan Bennett. Research and Methods: By mainly ...
Towards old age through memory and narrative in Penelope Lively's 'The photograph' and 'How it all began' Oró Piqueras, Maricel (Universidad de La Rioja, 2015-01-01)This article analyses two novels by contemporary British author Penelope Lively by focusing on a recurrent topic in Lively's fiction: the interrelation between memory and narrative in order to make sense of lived time as ...