Making Gray Gold

Making Gray Gold
Author: Timothy Diamond
Release: 2009-06-12
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0226144798
Language: en
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This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well as those whose work it is to care for them. In a society in which some two million people live in 16,000 nursing homes, with their numbers escalating daily, this thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention. "[An] unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. . . . By giving voice to so many unheard residents and workers Diamond has performed an important service for us all."—Diane Cole, New York Newsday "With Making Gray Gold, Timothy Diamond describes the commodification of long-term care in the most vivid representation in a decade of round-the-clock institutional life. . . . A personal addition to the troublingly impersonal national debate over healthcare reform."—Madonna Harrington Meyer, Contemporary Sociology

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research
Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781483352084
Language: en
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Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, this brief version of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s popular, The Practice of Research in Social Work, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. With integration of the CSWE Competencies, the text addresses issues and concerns common to the discipline and encourages students to address diversity and ethics when planning and evaluating research studies. The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.

Making Care Count

Making Care Count
Author: Mignon Duffy
Release: 2011
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780813549606
Language: en
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Use of historical and comparative approach to examine and critique the development of paid care work in the twentieth-century including health care, education and child care, and social services.

Acculturating Age Approaches to Cultural Gerontology

Acculturating Age  Approaches to Cultural Gerontology
Author: Brian J. Worsfold
Release: 2011
Editor: Universitat de Lleida
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9788484094920
Language: en
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Gray Gold

Gray Gold
Author: Otis Archie King
Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU11884681
Language: en
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Long Slow Burn

Long Slow Burn
Author: Kath Weston
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135208837
Language: en
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Kath Weston's powerful collection of essays, Long, Slow Burn, challenges the preconception that queer studies is the brainchild of the humanities and argues that social science has been talking about sex all along. To deny this one would have to overlook Kinsey's pioneering sex research in the 1950s, or the psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker's pathbreaking study of homosexuality, but also in the "sex talk" that lies at the heart of classic debates on kinship, inequality, cognition, and other foundational topics in the social sciences. What is different now, Weston claims, is the way sexuality has been isolated from other contemporary issues. Not content with its ghettoization as a contained subfield, Weston refuses to draw an artificial line around sexuality.

Race and Immigration

Race and Immigration
Author: Nazli Kibria,Cara Bowman,Megan O'Leary
Release: 2014
Editor: Polity
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780745647913
Language: en
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Immigration has long shaped US society in fundamental ways. With Latinos recently surpassing African Americans as the largest minority group in the US, attention has been focused on the important implications of immigration for the character and role of race in US life, including patterns of racial inequality and racial identity. This insightful new book offers a fresh perspective on immigration and its part in shaping the racial landscape of the US today. Moving away from one-dimensional views of this relationship, it emphasizes the dynamic and mutually formative interactions of race and immigration. Drawing on a wide range of studies, it explores key aspects of the immigrant experience, such as the history of immigration laws, the formation of immigrant occupational niches, and developments of immigrant identity and community. Specific topics covered include: the perceived crisis of unauthorized immigration; the growth of an immigrant rights movement; the role of immigrant labor in the elder care industry; the racial strategies of professional immigrants; and the formation of pan-ethnic Latino identities. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in the sociology of immigration, race and ethnicity.

Everyday Troubles

Everyday Troubles
Author: Robert M. Emerson
Release: 2015-04-06
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780226238135
Language: en
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From roommate disputes to family arguments, trouble is inevitable in interpersonal relationships. In Everyday Troubles, Robert M. Emerson explores the beginnings and development of the conflicts that occur in our relationships with the people we regularly encounter—family members, intimate partners, coworkers, and others—and the common responses to such troubles. To examine these issues, Emerson draws on interviews with college roommates, diaries documenting a wide range of irritation with others, conversations with people caring for family members suffering from Alzheimer’s, studies of family interactions, neighborly disputes, and other personal accounts. He considers how people respond to everyday troubles: in non-confrontational fashion, by making low-visibility, often secretive, changes in the relationship; more openly by directly complaining to the other person; or by involving a third party, such as friends or family. He then examines how some relational troubles escalate toward extreme and even violent responses, in some cases leading to the involvement of outside authorities like the police or mental health specialists. By calling attention to the range of possible reactions to conflicts in interpersonal relationships, Emerson also reminds us that extreme, even criminal actions often result when people fail to find ways to deal with trouble in moderate, non-confrontational ways. Innovative and insightful, Everyday Troubles is an illuminating look at how we deal with discord in our relationships.

Reading Our Lives

Reading Our Lives
Author: William L. Randall,Elizabeth McKim
Release: 2008-06-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0199719209
Language: en
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Against the background of Socrates' insight that the unexamined life is not worth living, Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old investigates the often overlooked inside dimensions of aging. Despite popular portrayals of mid- and later life as entailing inevitable decline, this book looks at aging as, potentially, a process of poiesis: a creative endeavor of fashioning meaning from the ever-accumulating texts - memories and reflections-that constitute our inner worlds. At its center is the conviction that although we are constantly reading our lives to some degree anyway, doing so in a mindful matter is critical to our development in the second half of life. Drawing on research in numerous disciplines affected by the so-called narrative turn - including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the psychology of aging - authors Randall and McKim articulate a vision of aging that promises to accommodate such time-honored concepts as wisdom and spirituality: one that understands aging as a matter not merely of getting old but of consciously growing old.

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age
Author: David B. Morris
Release: 1998-10-27
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0520926242
Language: en
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We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not, with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era—roughly the period since World War II—as dramatically as technology, transportation, and the texture of everyday life. Exploring these changes, David B. Morris tells the fascinating story, or stories, of what goes into making the postmodern experience of illness different, perhaps unique. Even as he decries the overuse and misuse of the term "postmodern," Morris shows how brightly ideas of illness, health, and postmodernism illuminate one another in late-twentieth-century culture. Modern medicine traditionally separates disease—an objectively verified disorder—from illness—a patient's subjective experience. Postmodern medicine, Morris says, can make no such clean distinction; instead, it demands a biocultural model, situating illness at the crossroads of biology and culture. Maladies such as chronic fatigue syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder signal our awareness that there are biocultural ways of being sick. The biocultural vision of illness not only blurs old boundaries but also offers a new and infinitely promising arena for investigating both biology and culture. In many ways Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age leads us to understand our experience of the world differently.

The Caring Self

The Caring Self
Author: Clare L. Stacey
Release: 2011-07-07
Editor: Cornell University Press
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780801476990
Language: en
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Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.

Ways of Aging

Ways of Aging
Author: Jaber F. Gubrium,James A. Holstein
Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780470755495
Language: en
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Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. Offers detailed portraits of a broad range of experiences, including those of the homeless, the retirement community, sexual nonconformists, and the disabled. Addresses stereotypes of the aging process and provides diverse examples of individual experiences.

Feminism and Method

Feminism and Method
Author: Nancy A. Naples
Release: 2013-10-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781134568147
Language: en
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Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case studies, Naples illustrates the strategies she developed for resolving the challenges posed be postmodern, Third World, postcolonial, and queer studies.

Oppression and Resistance

Oppression and Resistance
Author: Anonim
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781787431898
Language: en
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Theoretical and ethnographical approaches examine symbolic interactionism’s ability to deploy the concepts of structure and agency in sociological explanation. It illuminates the dialectic of oppression and resistance in everyday life, illustrating that actors make meaning through resistance.

A Crime Against One Person

A Crime Against One Person
Author: Edie Schmoll
Release: 2010-10-23
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1453550062
Language: en
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A Crime Against One Person is a medical tragedy, a legal battle, and a timeless love story. As a million patients are injured through medical errors in our hospitals annually--and up to 200,000 are killed--this true tale of medical malpractice and the havoc it wreaks on innocent persons reveals a crisis that affects everyone.--and is ignored by our leaders and the medical community. Interspersed are romantic and humorous incidents to relieve the underlying horror, plus practical advice for caregivers of helpless victims. Here is the shocking truth of care in American hospitals and nursing homes.

Women of Color in a World Apart

Women of Color in a World Apart
Author: Anne K. Vittoria
Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781000206524
Language: en
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Care, whether viewed as acts of civility, acts of compassion and skill, or acts of close personal interaction, is the fundamental process by which society perpetuates and recreates itself. Despite social need and the undeniable benefit of occupations such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), these workers—mostly female and disproportionally from minority groups—face very low wages, a notable lack of respect, and little public recognition of their abilities. The United States is experiencing what experts call a crisis of care with a current and growing shortage of nurses and CNAs. In U.S. Nursing Centers, the demand for Certified Nursing Assistants, the largest group of employees who operate on the front line of health care, is expected to grow exponentially due to dramatic increases in population aging. Over the course of a year and a half, Anne K. Vittoria examined the meaning and social construction of care work on an Alzheimer’s Pavilion located in a geriatric facility in the mid-western United States. Through in-depth ethnographic research focused on the local culture and logic of care, Vittoria documents that, when given autonomy in their daily work in an institution, CNAs and the LPN Charge Nurse constructed a systematic body of knowledge and created a language of care—forging a "different" model of personal care in resistance to the medical model of care. This book challenges the assumptions of the outside world that low-level workers are alienated from their work and have minimal skills. Paradoxically, the Pavilion is both a refuge and a site of struggle for the CNAs; they desire to create a world that is the antithesis of the world in which they live on the outside. Women of Color in a World Apart provides a public forum for the voices of women of color, the development of concepts, and a practical as well as theoretical language of care that could be transformational in connecting the meanings of care with the organization of care.

Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research

Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research
Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck
Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 680
ISBN: 9781136703409
Language: en
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Qualitative research, once on the fringes, now plays a central part in advancing nursing and midwifery knowledge, contributing to the development of the evidence base for healthcare practice. Divided into four parts, this authoritative handbook contains over forty chapters on the state of the art and science of qualitative research in nursing. The first part begins by addressing the significance of qualitative inquiry to the development of nursing knowledge, and then goes on to explore in depth programs of qualitative nursing research. The second section focuses on a wide range of core qualitative methods, from descriptive phenomenology, through to formal grounded theory and to ethnography, and narrative research. The third section highlights key issues and controversies in contemporary qualitative nursing research, including discussion of ethical and political issues, evidence-based practice and Internet research. The final section takes a unique look at qualitative nursing research as it is practiced throughout the world with chapters on countries and regions from the UK and Europe, North America, Australasia, Latin America, to Japan, China, and Korea. With an international selection of established scholars contributing, this is an essential overview and will help to propel qualitative research in nursing well into the twenty-first century. It is an invaluable reference for all nursing researchers.

Aging Our Way

Aging Our Way
Author: Meika Loe
Release: 2011-10-06
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9780199797905
Language: en
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Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone, to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Meika Loe explores how the very old navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable--Book jacket.

Labors of Love

Labors of Love
Author: Jason Rodriquez
Release: 2014-10-24
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781479864300
Language: en
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Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention—and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In Labors of Love, Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing elder care industry, providing a nuanced and balanced portrait of the day-to-day lives of the people and organizations that devote their time to supporting America’s aging population. Through extensive ethnographic research, interviews with staff and management, and analysis of internal documents, Rodriquez explores the inner workings of two different nursing homes—one for-profit and one non-profit—to understand the connections among the administrative regulations, the professional requirements, and the type of care provided in both types of facilities. He reveals a variety of challenges that nursing home care workers face day to day: battles over the budget; the administrative hurdles of Medicaid and Medicare; the employees’ struggle to balance financial stability and compassionate care for residents. Yet, Rodriquez argues, nursing home workers give meaning and dignity to their work by building emotional attachments to residents and their care. An unprecedented study, Labors of Love brings new insight into the underlying structures of a crucial and expanding sector of the American health care system.

Caring and Gender

Caring and Gender
Author: Francesca M. Cancian,Stacey J. Oliker
Release: 2000
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0803990960
Language: en
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Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series challenges the notion that care-giving is a natural pattern and demonstrates how it is thoroughly social. Written in an inviting and readable style, the authors address complex issues about caring, making them accessible to undergraduate students and lay people.