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dc.contributor.author Kay, Jon en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T19:49:32Z en
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T19:49:32Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-253-02216-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20906 en
dc.description en
dc.description.abstract Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects. Carving, painting, and rug hooking not only help seniors to cope with the ailments of aging and loneliness but also to achieve greater satisfaction with their lives. Whether revived from childhood memories or inspired by their capacity to connect to others, meaningful memory projects serve as a lens for focusing on, remaking, and sharing the long-ago. These activities often help elders productively fill the hours after they have raised their children, retired from their jobs, and/or lost a loved one. These individuals forge new identities for themselves that do not erase their earlier lives but build on them and new lives that include sharing scenes and stories from their memories. en
dc.description.tableofcontents Acknowledgments Introduction: Folk Art and Aging 1. Bob Taylor: Stories in Wood and Words 2. Gustav Potthoff: Memory Paintings 3. Marian Sykes: Recalling Memories and Making Rugs 4. John Schoolman: Objects, Life Review, and Sociability 5. Milan Opacich: Life-Story Displays and Narratives Conclusion: Life-Story Objects and Aging in Indiana Bibliography Index en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Material Vernaculars;1 en
dc.title Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers en
dc.type Book en
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    Co-published by Indiana University Press and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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