The Resource Loneliness in later life, Hamilton B. Gibson ; foreword by Peter Laslett

Loneliness in later life, Hamilton B. Gibson ; foreword by Peter Laslett

Label
Loneliness in later life
Title
Loneliness in later life
Statement of responsibility
Hamilton B. Gibson ; foreword by Peter Laslett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the supposed features of old age that has attracted much attention is loneliness. Hamilton B. Gibson questions this assumption, and with a wealth of material drawn from both literature and much modern research, including his own, makes the case that living in the Third Age does not necessarily entail loneliness. Loneliness is a complex concept and involves many different types, which are described and analysed in this book. Loneliness differs from solitary living, which may be deliberately sought and appreciated. Living in the Third Age often entails solitariness, the benefits of which are discussed. The young may be lonely because they are much concerned with forming new personal relationships and integration into fresh social networks - hence the solitary state is frequently miserable for them. In the later years of life when people have reached a greater maturity this is less frequently the case."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, H. B.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.85.L64
LC item number
G53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 D-964
  • BF 575.L7
NLM item number
G449L 2000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Loneliness in old age
  • Loneliness
  • Aged
  • Ouderen
  • Eenzaamheid
  • Loneliness in old age
Label
Loneliness in later life, Hamilton B. Gibson ; foreword by Peter Laslett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is Loneliness? -- The Problems of Later Life -- The Measurement of Loneliness -- Loneliness in Literature -- The Benefits of Solitude -- Overcoming Loneliness
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 150 p.
Isbn
9780333920183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00042238
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44391516
  • (OCoLC)ocm44391516
Label
Loneliness in later life, Hamilton B. Gibson ; foreword by Peter Laslett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is Loneliness? -- The Problems of Later Life -- The Measurement of Loneliness -- Loneliness in Literature -- The Benefits of Solitude -- Overcoming Loneliness
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 150 p.
Isbn
9780333920183
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00042238
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44391516
  • (OCoLC)ocm44391516

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