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Rethinking the geography of ageing

Progress in Human Geography

Author: Harper, S., Laws, G.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


Examines gerontological research undertaken by geographers, development within human geography appropriate for the study of aging, & the lack of collaboration between human & academic gerontology. It is found that the major epistemological frameworks used in the gerontology of geographers have been empiricist, positivist, & humanist approaches. Main research areas include: housing & age segregation, care, & the social construction of age. Also discussed are applications of social theory, eg, Marxian, feminist, & postmodern, in human geography to gerontology. It is argued that advances within geography offer new possibilities for geographers interested in aging & provide new approaches beneficial to gerontologists in other disciplines.

Further Details

Pages: 199-221
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 30.4.03
Keywords: older
Reads: 247