New PDF release: Ageing and Place

By Gavin J. Andrews, David R. Phillips

ISBN-10: 0415320445

ISBN-13: 9780415320443

During contemporary years, an expanding quantity of educational study has eager about older individuals with a specific emphasis on settings, areas and areas. This ebook presents a complete evaluate of study and the coverage region of 'ageing and place'.

An insightful ebook on a huge subject, Andrews and Phillips have jointly edited a precious details and reference resource for people with pursuits within the spatial dimensions of getting old within the twenty-first century. starting from macro-scale views at the distribution of older populations on nationwide scales, to the that means of particular neighborhood areas and settings to older participants, at the micro-scale, the publication spans a complete diversity of study traditions and overseas perspectives.

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Indeed. the sub-discipline of medical geography has traditionally been divided according to health status and service characteristics and most geographical research on older age has fallen under the latter category. g. e. the qualitative ‘turn’), highlighted an over-emphasis in research on disease and disease services. The resulting move towards a ‘post-medical geography of health’ (Kearns, 1993) was an attempt to be informed by both political and post-structural perspectives and move beyond the shadow of medicine.

We were alone in the house, everything warm and clean and quiet with all the good smells of the cooking food coming in around us . . To this day, when the heat of the candles is on my face, I circle the flame and cover my eyes, and then I feel again my mother’s hands on my smooth cheeks. (Myerhoff, 1978: 256) Myerhoff discusses how the sabbath is powerfully associated with family and household and it is this blending of nurturance and ethnic specificities that explains why the sabbath ritual affected Basha and stayed with her.

From this perspective, no matter how much standards may be improved, residential homes will always have negative associations that further marginalise and negatively categorise older people (Andrews and Phillips, 2002). Alternative views on RCFs are, however, emerging. Oldman and Quilgars (1999) comment that the ‘in home/at home’ literature is dominated by a structured dependency paradigm which depicts residential care (in a home) as institutional and ‘at home’ as the only means to personal freedom, and note that many authors have started to question assumptions implicit in critiques of residential care (Andrews and Phillips; 2002).

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