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EXAMINING OUR STORIES: EXAMINING OUR STORIES: THE QUEST FOR MEANING

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the quest for meaning-in-life and the need for a robust sense of it especially in later life, given the challenges it can bring. It argues that the nature of existential ... More


Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

William L. Randall and Elizabeth McKim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book examines aspects of aging that are commonly overlooked by dominant conceptual models in gerontology, which focus on the observable, measurable, or “outside” dimensions of aging. Drawing on ... More


Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (III): The Evidence of Citations

Michael Lapidge

in The Anglo-Saxon Library

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the reconstruction of vanished Anglo-Saxon libraries, focusing on works known to, or quoted by, pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin authors. It makes distinctions between quotations and ... More


The Nineties Revisited (2001)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines poetry collections of the 1990s including those by Jorie Graham, Charles Simic, and Donald Justice. It aims to trace any millennial intimations in the works of these poets and ... More


‘Observers of Sleep’

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses how Alfred Maury and Hervey de Saint-Denys both bring to the study of dreams a degree of perseverance and methodical assiduity which earlier writers had lacked. The fundamental ... More


Filling Up the Image

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the nation's reminiscence of Abe Lincoln, which differs from history as it was not based on historical documents but rather on people's memory. The author discusses the many ... More


The Outer Edges of Dodger Memory

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115789
eISBN:
9780199854066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It is explained in this chapter how the Brooklyn Dodgers lived in memory not only in New York but also in historic memories of the nation. The city and the nation were two concepts cited as the ones ... More


Memories on film: public archive images and participatory film‑making with people with dementia

Andrea Capstick and Katherine Ludwin

in Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447341895
eISBN:
9781447341970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341895.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter explores the use of images from local history archives in the co-construction of short individual films with people with dementia. The study on which the chapter is based was carried out ... More


Reminiscence and Life Review

Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Angela Bommarito

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0072
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Reminiscence and life review are significant natural coping mechanisms, and, as treatment modalities, both can help older adults find meaning through reflection on their life experiences. The appeal ... More


Disciplines of Discipleship in Late Antique Education: Augustine and Gregory Nazianzen

Neil McLynn

in Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230044
eISBN:
9780191696381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a peculiarity of Augustine's case in reading the Confessions and the equally unreliable memoirs of Gregory Nazianzen and his student fraternity in Athens. The prevailing ... More


The Explorer: Crossing the Nation

Blake Hill-Saya, G. K. Butterfield, and C. Eileen

in Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469655857
eISBN:
9781469655871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655857.003.0020
Subject:
History, African-American History

Travel for African Americans during the Jim Crow era was tricky and dangerous. Yet Moore loved to travel and took his family on trips when he could. The chapter details some of the trips the family ... More


Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research

Nancy Kropf and Sherry Cummings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190214623
eISBN:
9780190682248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214623.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research provides a detailed examination of five research-supported psychosocial interventions for use with older adults: cognitive ... More


Disappearing Dachniki

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the sentimental attachments that Russians claim to feel for their dachas and for the countryside more generally, which take the form of nostalgic reminiscences and encapsulate ... More


My Earliest Years

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the history of The Angel Guardian Home, Ed Rohs' first institution and one of the many institutions for children founded by the Sisters of Mercy that began as an orphanage and ... More


Recollection

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the recollection of both personal reminiscences and intertextual memories. It reveals that the moment of the “necessity” has been one of Beckett's major preoccupations ... More


Turing’s great invention: the universal computing machine

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

There is no such person as the inventor of the computer: it was a group effort. The many pioneers involved worked in different places and at different ... More


Bombes

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Turing’s Enigma-cracking ‘bombe’ was one of his major contributions to winning the war. His revolutionary machine gave the Allies open access to Germany’s ... More


Young America

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Isaac Mayer Wise’s first impressions of America as he disembarked, and the impression made by his arrival. When he established himself in Cincinnati in 1854, Wise began to ... More


The Autobiographical Self in Prospective

Qi Wang

in The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737833
eISBN:
9780199345014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737833.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Starting with the one-child policy in China as an example, this chapter discusses the development of the autobiographical self in a historical context and highlights the dynamic, transient nature of ... More


Life Review

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes Robert Butler's efforts to overturn conventional wisdom about aging. In the 1960s, psychiatrists and other health-care professionals often presumed that mental, physical, and ... More


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