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Environment, identity and old age: quality of life or a life of quality

Kellaher, Leonie; Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2004). Environment, identity and old age: quality of life or a life of quality. In: Walker, A. and Hagan Hennessy, C. eds. Growing older: quality of life in old age. Maidenhead, Berkshire,UK: Open University Press, pp. 60–80.

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This chapter focuses on the role of the environments where older people live on the quality of their lives. To understand the dynamic that connects environment to identity the suthors looked at a wide variety of accommodation and neighbourhoods. The authors downgrade rigid formulations of quality of life in favour of the dynamic strategies that people bring and make for themselves a 'life of quality' - revealing a higher and more complex engagement with their physical environment than was previously throught the case.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-335-21507-6, 978-0-335-21507-2
Keywords: Ageing; older people; environment; identity; neighbourhoods
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 3576
Depositing User: Sheila Peace
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:50
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