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Narratives of Positive Aging: Seaside Stories

Amia Lieblich


This book presents a qualitative study that explores the life narratives of elderly men and women who practice what could be considered as “positive aging.” They belong to a spontaneous community that assembles daily, early in the morning, on a beach near Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the seaside, the elders practice various outdoor sports and converse over coffee at the local café. Based on their narratives, procured by individual open-ended interviews and the author’s participant observation, the book explores the impact of routine, physical activity and social relationships on successful aging. In a ... More

Keywords: Qualitative study, aging, positive aging, narrative, life story/narrative, routine, physical activity, social relationship, discourse, wisdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199918041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199918041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amia Lieblich, author
The Hebrew University