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100 1  Kavedžija, Iza,|eauthor 
245 10 Making meaningful lives :|btales from an aging Japan /
       |cIza Kavedžija 
264  1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :|bUniversity of Pennsylvania 
       Press,|c[2019] 
300    ix, 196 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Contemporary ethnography 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and 
       index 
520    "A central concern of this book is the complex 
       relationship between the good life, or what it means to 
       live well, and one's sense of meaning or purpose in life. 
       In the Japanese context, a useful starting point for 
       exploring this issue is the concept of ikigai. This can be
       translated as "that which makes one's life worth living," 
       or what makes life "livable," as it were. One might or 
       might not "have" an ikigai--in which case the term refers 
       to a particular motivation to live or a purpose in life. 
       What and who one cares for is closely related to purpose 
       in life, sometimes considered the basis of ikigai. In this
       sense, ikigai can refer to a more general form of well-
       being and pleasure in life, especially when used in 
       relation to the elderly. This raises certain existential 
       questions in relation to older age: does maintaining a 
       particular purpose in life, a well-defined source of 
       meaning, remain possible or even necessary in older age? 
       Indeed, do even younger people have or need such a well-
       defined purpose? To what extent are life stories relating 
       to meaning and purpose in one's life related to stories of
       expectations and values in the broader society? In short, 
       I argue that the issues of aging and the good and 
       meaningful life are inextricably connected"--|cProvided by
       publisher 
650  0 Aging|zJapan 
650  0 Older people|zJapan|xAttitudes 
650  0 Older people|zJapan|xPsychology 
650  0 Meaning (Philosophy) 
650  0 Quality of life 
650  0 Aging|xPsychological aspects 
650  0 Aging|xSocial aspects 
830  0 Contemporary ethnography 
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