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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion

Author: Allison E Smith
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2009.
Series: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique book addresses the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and offers a re-conceptualisation of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research and challenges the common view that ageing 'in place' is optimal, particularly within areas that present multiple risks to the individual.
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Smith, Allison E.
Ageing in urban neighbourhoods.
Bristol : Policy, 2009
(OCoLC)319210716
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allison E Smith
ISBN: 9781847422729 1847422721 9781447301448 1447301447
OCLC Number: 624171794
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ageing in urban neighbourhoods; Contents; List of boxes, tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Environmental gerontology; 3. Urban ageing; 4. Skid row? Area profiles; 5. Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods; 6. Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship; 7. The way forward --
building sustainability; 8. Influences, opportunities and challenges; 9. Conclusion; Appendix A: Summary of participant characteristics; Appendix B: Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver; Appendix C: Mrs MacDougall's short story; References; Index.
Series Title: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Responsibility: Allison E. Smith.

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