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International perspectives on elder abuse, edited by Amanda Phelan - ebk

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Summary
"Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan sets it in a theoretical context and looks at assessment and approaches to the issue in residential and community care environments. The book then presents a range of country studies, which provide an overview of the context of elder abuse in the country and a discussion of related policy, legislation, research and practice. Countries covered include Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, China, Australia, Kenya, Israel, Canada and the United States, whilst a regional chapter looks at South America. A concluding chapter draws together cross-cultural comparisons and provides some guidance as to best practice"
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Foucault : the flexible critique of welfare -- Goffman : interaction and identity negotiations -- Bourdieu : field, symbolic violence and domination -- Luhmann : welfare in communicative systems -- Neo-institutional theory : myths and legitimacy -- Risk theory : normality, deviation and neo-liberalism -- Transcending the approaches
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiv, 235 p. :, ill. ;, 24 cm
Isbn
9780203387054

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