WT 130 P355 (disponible) - Monographie
Environment and identity in later life / PEACE, Sheila ; HOLLAND, Caroline ; KELLAHER, Leonie.
Maidenhead, England : Open University Press, 2006, 182 p.

Collection : Growing older

Mots-clés principaux
Recherche sur le vieillissement
Qualité de vie
Milieu de vie
Milieu physique
Milieu social
Aspect psychosocial

Résumé :

This book explores the relationship between environment and identity for older people. In this detailed ethnographic study, older people talk in depth about their situations and experiences of space and place. The book examines the experience of men and women of different ages and cultures living in a range of different kinds of places, including `ordinary' and `special' housing - from a high-rise flat to a residential care home - in semi-rural, urban and metropolitan locations within the Midlands and south-east England. This research enables us to appreciate how older people manage their needs within the context of their whole lives. Many are able to achieve a `life of quality' as they constantly engage and re-engage with their environment. The discussion of how environmental complexity influences people in developing and maintaining their own identity is essential for those involved in planning, designing, caring and supporting people as they age.

Illustrations : graph. ; ill.
Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 20592 ISBN / ISSN : 0335215114
NumRec : 2059203


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