Ageing and Place by Gavin J. Andrews, David R. Phillips

By Gavin J. Andrews, David R. Phillips

During contemporary years, an expanding volume of educational examine has excited about older individuals with a specific emphasis on settings, locations and areas. This ebook presents a complete evaluate of analysis and the coverage sector of 'ageing and place'.

An insightful booklet on a huge subject, Andrews and Phillips have jointly edited a important info 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 which means of particular neighborhood locations and settings to older contributors, at the micro-scale, the ebook spans a whole variety of study traditions and foreign perspectives.

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Gubrium and Holstein, 1999: 520). Hence the body is both a geography unto itself and is assigned meaning through the geographies in which it dwells. The nursing home, for instance, is a common institutional basis for everyday life for many older people. Here, the body becomes a surface of signs, monitored for evidence of varied concern for stakeholders – from the resident’s own maintenance of identity to family members’ ‘lingering sense of responsibility after placement’ (Gubrium and Holstein, 1999: 520).

Therefore, ‘Older users potentially controlled and extended their therapeutic experiences to incorporate their everyday social lives’ (Andrews, 2003a: 8). Conclusion This review has been necessarily selective. Indeed, any review of geographical concerns with ageing must be qualified with an acknowledgement of the various range of scales in which it can be undertaken. , 1996; Warnes, 1999). However, a pertinent question regards what unifies new positionings in ageing and place research. The answer must be creativity of method and an expansion of theory.

Recently Fisk (1999) suggested that residential care has conceptually reached ‘the end of the line’. RCFs are criticised for reflecting institutional patterns of provision that borrow from historical Poor Law philosophies, concerned with custody as much as with care (Andrews and Phillips, 2002). Another strand of criticism views homes as places of stigma and social marginalisation. 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).

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