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The Resource Contesting elder abuse and neglect : ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people, Joan R. Harbison

Contesting elder abuse and neglect : ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people, Joan R. Harbison

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Contesting elder abuse and neglect : ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people
Title
Contesting elder abuse and neglect
Title remainder
ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people
Statement of responsibility
Joan R. Harbison
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The mistreatment of diverse older people in diverse ways is categorized in many societies as "elder abuse and neglect," yet this concept has not been subjected to rigorous critical inquiry. Instead, it has most often represented the interests of professionals, academics, and governments, while policymakers and researchers frequently overlook or disregard the complexity of issues that fall under this designation. The first comprehensive, scholarly critique of the subject, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect questions existing assumptions about the mistreatment of older people. It explores how and why the concept of "elder abuse and neglect" came to be and shows how this catch-all term masks fundamental problems concerning the mistreatment of older people, their place in society, and how they see themselves. Joan R. Harbison and her colleagues expose how the abilities, needs, and wishes of older people who are perceived as victims are ignored or go unheard and how the supposed solutions to abusive treatment can take their toll on those people they were originally intended to protect. Grounded in twenty years of interdisciplinary empirical research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect is an important, much-needed contribution to the literature, which supports and encourages new thinking about issues concerning older people."--
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Harbison, Joan R.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Ageism
  • Ageism
  • Older people
  • Older people
Label
Contesting elder abuse and neglect : ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people, Joan R. Harbison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gerontology, theorizing, and "elder abuse and neglect" -- "Elder abuse and neglect" : a metahistorical analysis -- Struggles in definition -- The emerging global context -- How constructions of older people shape their relationships to "elder abuse and neglect" -- Adult protection legislation, "the rhetoric of rights," and the "right" to protection -- How policies control practices -- Reconstructing the mistreatment of older people through research-based knowledge -- Conclusion : searching for a strong foundation on which to reconstruct the (mis)treatment of older people
Control code
948562501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9780774832335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948562501
Label
Contesting elder abuse and neglect : ageism, risk, and the rhetoric of rights in the mistreatment of older people, Joan R. Harbison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gerontology, theorizing, and "elder abuse and neglect" -- "Elder abuse and neglect" : a metahistorical analysis -- Struggles in definition -- The emerging global context -- How constructions of older people shape their relationships to "elder abuse and neglect" -- Adult protection legislation, "the rhetoric of rights," and the "right" to protection -- How policies control practices -- Reconstructing the mistreatment of older people through research-based knowledge -- Conclusion : searching for a strong foundation on which to reconstruct the (mis)treatment of older people
Control code
948562501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9780774832335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948562501

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