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Old People, New Lives

Community Creation in a Retirement Residence

"An American anthropologist, Jennie Keith . . . went to live for twelve months in a French housing scheme for retired people and as a participant observer conducted a study in community creation. This book, in which she describes and analyses her experience, is a delight. It is scholarly and draws on a wide range of studies of similar residences and other collectives; it is also vivid, funny, sad and entertaining."—Marie Borland, British Journal of Social Work

235 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1977, 1982

Sociology: Social Gerontology

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. Community Creation
2. Les Floralies: The Research Setting
3. Participation in Community
4. Social Status and Community Borders
5. Development of Community Norms
6. Socialization into the Community
7. Conflict and Community
8. Community Creation at Les Floralies
9. Age Borders and Community Creation

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