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Author Green, Bryan

Title Gerontology and the Construction of Old Age
Published Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Introduction to the Transaction Edition; Preface; INTRODUCTION; Methods of Language Analysis: An Overview of Conceptual Resources; Analytic Guidelines; Salient Features of the Field; 1. TEXT, DISCOURSE, AND SOCIAL REALITY: A METHODOLOGY OF ANALYSIS; The Definition of Constitutive Realism; The Linguistic Construction of Social Reality; Text and Discourse: A Duality of Language; The Concept of a Field of Discourse; Reality and Knowledge in Social Science Discourse; Social Science Discourse and Ordinary Language
4. MECHANISMS OF FIELD ORGANIZATION IN GERONTOLOGYAppropriation of the Subject-Matter; Specification of the Subject-Matter; Articulation of the Subject-Matter; Metaphoric and Metonymic Articulation; Metaphors of the Aged; Metaphors of Aging; Narrativity and Articulation; Demography as the Narrative Center of Gerontology; 5 DISPERSAL AND INTEGRATION OF ""THE AGED"" IN GERONTOLOGICAL DISCOURSE; Sources of Dispersive Pressure on ""The Aged""; Expressions of the Dispersal Problem in Gerontology; Devices for Giving Coherence and Reality to ""The Aged""; Integration Devices; Objectification Devices
Standing-Passing Structures of ObjectificationThe Standing-Passing Device in Age Stratification Discourse; Framing and Objectification; Summary and Conclusion; 6 OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS TO CRITICAL REFLECTION IN GERONTOLOGY; The Political Economy Approach in Gerontology; Closures and Preconstructions in the Political Economy Approach; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Of Methodological Principles2 THE FOUNDATIONS OF GERONTOLOGY; The Possibility of Gerontology; Semantic Density and the Recent Visibility of the Old; Cultural Coding Problems; Forms of Coding Problems; Summary; 3. THE GRAMMAR OF DEPENDENCE AND CARE IN GERONTOLOGY; Grammar and Discourse; Toward a Grammatical Description of (In)Dependence; The Continua of Care and Dependency; The Cognitive Function of the Care-Dependency Continuum; Cognitive Tensions in the Grammar of (In)Dependence; Power-Knowledge and the Syntax of Dependency; The Place of Kindness in the Grammar of Care and Dependency
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Discourse analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Blundo, Robert G.
Greene, Roberta R
ISBN 1351328638