Poised to Pass the Torch


  • Andy Achenbaum





Author Biography

Andy Achenbaum

Andy Achenbaum lives and works in Houston. He is preparing two book manuscripts: Leaving a Legacy, with Rick Moody, and Rethinking the Elderly Rights Movement, with Lynley Carr, a doctoral student.


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Cole, Thomas R., David D. Van Tassel, and Robert Kastenbaum, eds. Handbook of the Humanities and Aging. New York: Springer, 1992.

Spicker, Stuart, Kathleen M. Woodward, and David Dirck Van Tassel, eds. Aging and the Elderly: Humanistic Perspectives in Gerontology. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities P, 1978. Van Tassel, David Dirck, ed. Aging, Death, and the Completion of Being. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1978.

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How to Cite

Achenbaum, A. “Poised to Pass the Torch”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 47-50, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v1i.129943.



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