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Community and Caring PB : Older Persons, Intergenerational Relations, and Change in an Urban Community - Harley Carl Schreck

Community and Caring PB

Older Persons, Intergenerational Relations, and Change in an Urban Community

Paperback Published: 26th July 2000
ISBN: 9780761817727
Number Of Pages: 197

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Community and Caring presents a vivid picture of the changing patterns of help-giving and help-receiving in an urban neighborhood, as seen through the eyes of older, lifelong, residents. Born and raised in closely defined ethnic neighborhoods, these residents are experiencing change both on the widest social and economic scale and seeing new, fundamental change in ethnic and social diversity in their own neighborhood. Schreck, in this valuable study, raises crucial issues concerning urban life, ethnic interaction, and aging in American cities today.

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Written in clear and accessible language, 'Community and Caring' could be a valuable text for courses on ethnographic research or the lifecourse, as well as for those who wish to become familiar with the changes and development of urban neighborhoods in the United States. In summary, this book provides an excellent example of a study at the intersection between older adults and the contexts in which they live, and how these interactions are reflected in help-giving and help-receiving patterns in an urban neighborhood--Perla Werner "University Of Haifa, Israel "

Table of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Older Persons and Citiesp. 1
Phyllis' storyp. 2
Seeing urban communitiesp. 7
Social support and the older personp. 12
Community, urban change, and the older personp. 19
The life course perspective and the cityp. 21
Irene's storyp. 22
Researching the lives of older persons in Northeast Minneapolisp. 33
Early Beginningsp. 37
Fred's storyp. 41
Northeast Minneapolis is being builtp. 46
Key institutionsp. 50
Commercial and business lifep. 52
Daily life in Northeast Minneapolisp. 53
Hard times and helpingp. 58
Growing Up Between Two World Warsp. 61
John's storyp. 63
Northeast Minneapolis is builtp. 71
Key institutionsp. 73
Commercial and business lifep. 78
Daily life in Northeast Minneapolisp. 83
Hard times and helpingp. 91
Adulthood in a Post-War Worldp. 95
Howard's storyp. 98
Northeast is changingp. 104
Key institutionsp. 107
Commercial and business lifep. 108
Daily life in Northeast Minneapolisp. 111
Hard times and helpingp. 115
Today's World is very Different for These Personsp. 117
Kathryn's storyp. 121
Retirement is the defining eventp. 128
Key institutionsp. 130
Commercial and business lifep. 134
Daily life in Northeast Minneapolisp. 136
Hard times and helpingp. 142
Crisis and Caring in Northeast Minneapolisp. 151
Alice's storyp. 155
Crisis and caring in the formative yearsp. 163
A Northeast pattern of helpingp. 168
Crisis and caring in a changing worldp. 171
Urban change, effective communities, and the futurep. 175
City of Mineapolis and surrounding areasp. 179
Northeast Minneapolisp. 181
Bibliographyp. 183
Notesp. 187
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780761817727
ISBN-10: 0761817727
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 26th July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.24  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.31

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