In our prime: the invention of middle age

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From the New York Times reporter whose beat is culture and ideas comes a fascinating, revelatory, and timely social history of the concept of middle age. For the first time ever, the middle-aged make up the biggest, richest, and most influential segment of the country, yet the history of middle age has remained largely untold. This important and immensely readable book finally fills the gap.In Our Prime is a biography of the idea of middle age from its invention in the late nineteenth century to its current place at the center of American society, where it shapes the way we view our families, our professional obligations, and our inner lives. Patricia Cohen ranges over the entire landscape of midlife, exploring how its biological, psychological, and social definitions have shifted from one generation to the next. Middle age has been a symbol both of decline and of power and wealth. Explaining why, Cohen takes readers from early-twentieth-century factories that refused to hire middle-aged men to twenty-first-century high-tech laboratories where researchers are currently conducting cutting-edge experiments on the middle-aged brain and body.
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subject_facet Aging -- Social aspects, Middle age, Middle-aged persons
table_of_contents 1: The invention of Middle Age -- The prime meridian -- Now and then -- The tick of the time clock -- The renaissance of the middle-aged -- The middle-aged body -- Middle age enters the modern age -- 2: Middle age is rediscovered -- The sixties and seventies: the era of middle age -- Putting middle age on the map -- The middle-aged brain -- 3: The midlife industrial complex -- Consuming desire -- Middle age medicine -- Middle age sex -- Complex accomplices -- The arrival of the alpha boomer -- In our prime.
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title In our prime : the invention of middle age
title_display In our prime : the invention of middle age
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title_short In our prime :
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