Aging and Milieu - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125999502, 9781483271309

Aging and Milieu

1st Edition

Environmental Perspectives on Growing Old

Editors: Graham D. Rowles Russell J. Ohta
eBook ISBN: 9781483271309
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1982
Page Count: 270
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Description

Aging and Milieu: Environmental Perspectives on Growing Old is a collection of essays that presents insight into the area of aging-environment research. The book focuses primarily on the physical, phenomenological, cultural, social, and clinical environmental context of an old person. Part I explores alternative conceptions of aging and milieu. The second part discusses the old-person-environment transaction. Part III covers the social context of milieu or the notion of how social relationships mediate and condition the symbiotic relationships between the old person and the physical environment. Gerontologists, sociologists, psychologists, architects, and urban planners will find this book interesting.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

I Aging and Milieu: Conceptions

1. Can the Clinical Milieu Be Therapeutic?

Types of Clinical and Therapeutic Milieu for the Aged

Some Conceptual and Pragmatic Issues

References

2. Aging and the Social Policy Milieu

Whither 1984?

The Policy Milieu

Conclusions

References

3. Star-Crossed Love: The Developmental Phenomenologies of the Life Cycle

II The Old-Person-Environment Transaction

4. Time, Space, and Activity

Time and Activity

Space and Activity

Objective and Subjective Aspects of Activity

Models of Activity and Well-Being

Testing a Portion of the Model

Conclusion

References

5. Urban Neighborhood Cognition: Relationships between Functional and Symbolic Community Elements

Lynchian Analysis

Importance of Neighborhood Resources for the Elderly

Research Questions regarding Urban Form Analyses

Case Study Review

Data Analysis

Conclusions

References

6. The Investigation of Environmental Learning in the Elderly

The Current State of Environmental Learning Research

Conclusion

References

7. The Meaning of Place in Old Age

Words, Meaning, and Value (Valence)

Relative Deprivation

Reminiscence and Maintenance of Identity

Scenario for a World without Place

References

III Social Perspectives on Milieu

8. Geographical Dimensions of Social Support in Rural Appalachia

Growing Old "Inside": A Case Study

Sources of Support

A Hierarchy of Spaces

Sociospatial Support Systems

Some Implications

References

9. Changing Sex Roles in the Social Environment of Later Life

The Aged and Cultural Change

The Aged and Demographic Change: Sex Differences

Sex Roles and Adaptation in Later Life

Sex-Role Norms: A Historical View

Sex Roles: A Life-Span View

Sex Roles in Transition

Conclusion

References

10. Age-Role Stereotyping: Implications for Physical Activity Participation

The Age Grading of Human Behavior

Age-Role Stereotyping and Physical Activity Participation: A Preliminary Report

A Conceptual Model Characterizing the Age-Role Stereotyping of Physical Activity

Summary and Recommendations

References

11. Working with Older People: The Patient-Physician Milieu

Patient Belief Systems

The Case of Mrs. DeAngelo

The People-Care-for-People Project

Attribution Theory

References

IV Changing Milieu: Perspectives on Relocation

12. Environmental Displacement: A Literature Reflecting Old-Person-Environment Transactions

An Overview

Displacement Preparation Programs

Summary and Conclusion

References

13. Environmental Continuity, Futurity, and Adaptation of the Aged

Continuity, Change, and Futurity in the Later Years

The Adventurous Aged

Implications of Voluntary Relocation for the Concept of Person-Environment Fit

Conclusions

References

v Perspective

14. Emergent Themes and New Directions: Reflection on Aging and Milieu Research

Where We Stand

Emergent Themes and New Directions

References

Author Index

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
270
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483271309

About the Editor

Graham D. Rowles

Russell J. Ohta

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