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Creativity in Later Life : Beyond Late Style

Representing the outcome of ongoing dialogue across the disciplinary divide, the contributions of this volume reflect anew on what we share and how we differ; creating new narratives so as to build an understanding of late-life creativity that goes far beyond the narrow confines of the pervasively received idea of ‘late style’.
eBook, English, 2018
Routledge, Milton, 2018
1 online resource (295 pages)
9781351866378, 9781351866361, 9781351866354, 9781315231877, 1351866370, 1351866362, 1351866354, 1315231875
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Beyond late style; Creativity, humanity, demography, age; Creativity, criticality, gerontology; Gerontology and arts-and-humanities in dialogue; References; PART I: The challenges of late-life creativity; 1. Imagining otherwise: The disciplinary identity of gerontology; References; 2. The singing voice in late life; References; 3. Creative ageing: The social policy challenge; Five Ways to Wellbeing What does creative ageing look like? The British social policy contextThe Five Ways to Wellbeing in action; Connect; Be active; Take notice; Keep learning; Give; Discussion and conclusion; Notes; References; PART II: Rethinking late style; 4. Turner's last works and his critics; Notes; References; 5. Constructing a late style for David Bowie: Old age, late-life creativity, popular culture; References; 6. An 'old man in the dimming world': Theodor Adorno, Derek Walcott and a defence of the idea of late style; Notes; References; PART III: The varieties of late-life creativity 7. Late-life creativity: Assessing the value of theatre in later lifeIntroduction; Researching cultural value; The cultural value of older people's experiences of theatre-making: a review; Ages and Stages: developing methodology and empowering older people; Discussion and conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 8. Late-life creativity: methods for understanding arts-generated social capital in the lives of older people; Social capital: methodological gaps?; Arts, ageing and social capital; About the research: designing a methodology; The project context; Findings Reflections on the potential of creative research methodsConclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 9. 'It's play, really, isn't it?': Dress, creativity, old age; Introduction; Self-actualisation and aesthetic pleasure; Dress as a multi-faceted creative practice; The effect of time: restraint and resistance; Conclusion; Note; References; 10. Visual diaries, creativity and everyday life; Introduction; The project; Photographing Everyday Lives; Visual diaries, creativity and everyday life; Concluding remarks; Acknowledgements; Copyright of visual images; References 11. Self, civic engagement and late-life creativityPART IV: Narrating dementia; 12. A critical narrative on late-life creativity and dementia: Integrating citizenship, embodiment and relationality; Introduction; The turn to the arts in dementia care; A relational model of citizenship; Conclusion; References; 13. 'The artistry of it all': Narrating The Tempest, dementia and the mapping of identity in a Manchester extra-care housing scheme; Outline; Small Things Creative Projects
an introduction; The Island; Structure and process; Conclusion; References
14. Terry Pratchett's Living with Alzheimer's as a case study in late-life creativity