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Delineating Old Age: From Functional Status to Bureaucratic Criteria

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is about elderly Americans who fall into the category of older age, those in their seventies, eighties, and nineties. W. Andrew Achenbaum argues that chronological age has become a poor ... More


Chronological Age and Equal Rights

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ideas and strategies of the organized women's rights and antislavery movements in the 1840s and 1850s, with particular reference to the argument that state governments ... More


Getting real

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

People's age is made manifest in two very different and distinct ways: chronological age (based on one's date of birth), and signs of age evident in one's appearance (based primarily on the sight of ... More


Democratic Citizenship as a Stage of Life

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how the elimination of property requirements for suffrage redefined full citizenship as a normative stage of life for white men, and how those calling for a more expansive ... More


Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Kevin Padian and Ellen-Therese Lamm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273528
eISBN:
9780520955110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273528.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The microscopic examination of fossilized bone tissue is a sophisticated and increasingly important analytical tool for understanding the life history of ancient organisms. This book provides an ... More


The Voyage of Life and Equal Opportunity

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contention by women's rights activists that every individual should be given an equal opportunity to navigate his or her own voyage of life. It considers the temporal idea ... More


Introduction

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In her 1845 book Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller called for equal adulthood—that is, the idea that all human beings, regardless of race or sex, should be able to claim the same ... More


Competing Measures of Mature Citizenship

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the campaign for equal adulthood during the early years of Reconstruction, when women's rights activists demanded equal rights to all adults, and how such movement failed due ... More


Early and Late Bloomers

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0056
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on singers who are considered early bloomers or late bloomers. Chronological age is not a reliable indicator of vocal maturity. A widely held opinion is that the college-age ... More


The Scattered Self

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the feelings and actions of the family members of Erik after having been brought back home following a long stay in a hospital and rehabilitation center after his ... More


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