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Making space for identity

Peace, Sheila; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2005). Making space for identity. In: Andrews, Gavin J. and Phillips, David R. eds. Ageing and place: perspectives, policy, practice. Routledge Studies in Human Geography, 9. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 188–204.

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Abstract

This chapter outlines and brings together some key debates and theories about the place attachments that older people make at national, regional and local level. Based on a study of older people living in a range of locations and accommodation, the authors extend existing theories and describe place identity as a component of self identity. In particular, they position home as crucial to older people in terms of meaning, attachment and interaction. Their theory of re-engagement demonstrates how people constantly work on connections to environment.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-32044-5, 978-0-415-32044-3
Keywords: environment; ageing; identity; attachment to place; ageing in place; engagement; meaning
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 3363
Depositing User: Sheila Peace
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3363
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