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Intergenerational Life Drama

Posted by: Priya Senroy on April 4, 2011 10:40 am

The concept of Life Drama was originally inspired by Dr. Robert Butler’s (1967, 1975), who mentions that life review is a major task of aging, an imperative for older people who often feel their lives have been meaningless. This philosophy can be found these days with the youth of the present generation who  are at risk.

Intergenerational Life Drama is an interesting approach while working with these two population groups.  One type of enactment that is often enjoyed is that of those who are in a group with a similar sub-cultural or ethnic makeup, because they can talk about the foods, the music, the sub-cultural heroes, legends, the old country, the traditions, superstitions, jokes, and other elements that make for the richness of a cultural identity (Wilder, 2006).

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