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The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life
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Chapter 1 Introduces the subject of age and suffering. It reports on the literature from several disciplines regarding suffering. Chapter 2 Introduces cases to illustrate suffering as a form of cultural communication that is spoken through the body, through identity, and through narrative. Chapter 3 Explores how gender shapes informants' experience of suffering, the way suffering is expressed, and discussion about it in the process of the interview. Chapter 4 Acknowledges that embodied pain is a significant component in the experience of suffering in later life. Chapter 5 Explores social suffering because even private, individual experiences of suffering occur in a social milieu. Chapter 6 Uses cases to examine the uniqueness with which each informant coped with suffering. Chapter 7 Discusses the morality imputed to the experience of suffering. In part, this morality is revealed through the causes respondents attribute to their suffering. Chapter 8 Examines three often-used metaphors for suffering. They are: suffering as a threat or attack, suffering as injustice, and suffering as loss. Chapter 9 Talks about the activity of suffering. Activities give compensatory meaning to an elder's life. An important activity of suffering is to tell an engaged listener a story about it. Chapter 10 Is the conclusion of the book. It asks the question: Who is the self that suffers?