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Authors: Banerjee, Mita
Title: Centenarians’ autobiographies : age, life writing and the enigma of extreme longevity
Edition: 1
Online publication date: 21-Dec-2023
Year of first publication: 2024
Language: english
Abstract: Situated at the intersection between medical humanities, aging studies, autobiographical studies, disability studies and ethic studies, this book explores the fascination of centenarians' autobiographies for humanites research. It can be argued that the growing presence of centenarians' autobiographies on book markets across the globe may by rooted in the public's desire for positive images of aging, in contrast to the image of inevitable decay.
DDC: 400 Sprache
400 Language
610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
800 Literatur
800 Literature and rhetoric
920 Biografie
920 Biography
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Monographie
License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Extent: 332
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher place: Berlin/Boston
Issue date: 2024
ISBN: 9783110769418
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/9783110769579
Appears in collections:DFG-491381577-G

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