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Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations
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At Home in a Nursing Home
An Ethnography of Movement and Care in Australia
Angela Rong Yang Zhang
Foreword by Tim Ingold
Afterword by Philip B. Stafford
206 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-664-1 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-665-8 eBook Not Yet Published
“This is a really good, in fact vital, contribution to our understanding of aged care. This is an opinion enhanced in part by the political context, at least in Australia, in which aged care is being discussed. In this country, which has an aging population and inadequate quality and quantity of aged care facilities, an opportunity exists to ask different kinds of questions – one of which might be about being at home in an institutional home”. • Simone Dennis, Università di Bologna
Focusing on contemporary ideas about how aged care is provided, this book poses the question: How can people who are aged and frail live out the final phase of their lives with dignity? In seeking answers, the author examines what it means to be ‘at home’ in residential care in a novel and compassionate way. In an ethnographic study of how elderly residents can be given the right care, this book provides a new route into the bodily realities of ageing. It is a vital contribution to the search for alternative approaches to aged care provision.
Dr Angela Rong Yang Zhang is a social anthropologist whose research explores cultural understandings of ageing, health, and wellbeing. These themes are evident in her recent work on care for nursing home residents. A current Senior Research Coordinator in Food and Health of Adelaide Dental School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Adelaide, she is passionate about enabling people to live a good life as they age. She believes this starts by developing a better understanding of the everyday experience of people who are ageing. She received the Australian Government Postgraduate Award and Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference Bursary in 2015.
Subject: Anthropology (General) Sociology
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