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Journal of Aging Studies back issues
Reflections of older Iranian women adapting to life in the United States.
December 1, 2001... 1. Introduction Immigration has a significant impact on an individual's life. It forces people to reevaluate their relationships, their plans and goals, as well as their sources of life satisfaction. Immigration is a process, permanent or temporary, in which there is a separation from...
In sickness and in health: a qualitative study of elderly men who care for wives with dementia.
December 1, 2001... 1. Introduction Caring for an aging population presents an extraordinary global challenge, especially for the most rapidly growing segment of the elderly population, the oldest and most frail. In the United States, despite the myth of abandonment and "dumping" of the elderly by...
"Those people" and troubles talk social typing and community construction in senior public housing.
December 1, 2001... 1. Introduction Social typing is a very ordinary activity. As Alfred Schutz (1967, 1970) viewed it, it is part and parcel of everyday life, not just something that sociologists engage in, which was Weber's perspective. Social typing is a way of sharing with others the common sense of...
A new age of old age? Gerotranscendence and the re-enchantment of aging.(alteration of consciousness)
December 1, 2001... 1. Introduction It has been approximately a decade since the concept "gerotranscendence" appeared in gerontology (Tornstam, 1989). The concept was coined by Swedish gerontologist Lars Tornstam, who had come to believe that disengagement theory (Cumming, 1963; Cumming, Dean, Newell, &...
Toward critical narrativity stories of aging in contemporary social policy.
December 1, 2001... 1. Introduction 1.1. Social policy as narrative How does social policy, and the stories it tells, influence the spaces in which we might grow old? There can be little doubt that narrativity, the use of a "story" metaphor, both as a research technique (Holstein & Gubrium, 2000;...