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By Gavin J. Andrews, David R. Phillips

During contemporary years, an expanding volume of educational examine has interested by older individuals with a specific emphasis on settings, areas and areas. This e-book presents a entire overview of analysis and the coverage region of 'ageing and place'.

An insightful ebook on a tremendous subject, Andrews and Phillips have jointly edited a precious 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 that means of particular neighborhood locations and settings to older participants, at the micro-scale, the booklet spans a complete variety of study traditions and overseas perspectives.

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Their own empirical research found that some older people experienced their home not as a place where they found self-expression and autonomy, but as a lonely and bleak place, while some residents of RCFs enjoyed the lifestyle and independence of the setting and took comfort in that they were not being a burden on relatives. Baldwin et al. (1993) argue that researchers often ignore the quality of older people’s lives prior to moving into residential care. These authors posit that residential care cannot be blamed for generating dependency and a gradual reliance on others.

The last thing that he does is carefully remove her wedding band, a safety regulation enforced by the nursing home. He then stands up from the bed and says ‘goodbye’, assuring his mother he will be back later. Suddenly the mother emerges from her seeming absence, crying out ‘No, no, no’, and then, with tremendous emotion and conviction, she yells, ‘I can’t stand it. I can’t’ (Ignatieff, 1993: 99). The reader is struck by the awareness that not even the loss of cognition could ease the pain and fear of losing one’s home and familiar surroundings.

Recently, a key transition in research is from thinking of place as location or container for older people, and moving through a more theorised engagement with the politics of location. Moss (1997), for instance, invokes ideas from political economy to offer a socio-spatial analysis of the ways older women with disabilities (rheumatoid arthritis) navigate and (re)structure their home environments. Her case studies illuminate the ways in which women adapt their home environments (physical and social), including structural modifications to the home, such as bathroom railings.

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