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Title:"Everybody Here Used to Be Somebody": Recapturing Self-Continuity in a Retirement Town
Author(s):Chung, Gene-Woong
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):David W. Plath
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Developmental
Abstract:In response, the residents of Eliotville have developed a wide range of measures which compensate for their limited opportunities. A wide range of club and volunteer activities, not specifically geared toward the achievement of self-continuity, enable the residents to repeatedly engage themselves in biographically meaningful activities and social environments. A sense of a perduring self thus sustained and renewed, buttresses the residents in their struggle against the individuality-negating rhetoric of old age prevalent in the larger society. Their engagement in volunteer work also helps them reclaim a moral stature which has been chipped away by the act of retirement.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:135 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85316
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904412
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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