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The Meaning of Home among Elderly Immigrants: Directions for Future Research and Theoretical Development
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för socialt arbete.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
2000 (English)In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 16, no 3, 353-370 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The paper discusses the notion that, in research on elderly immigrant housing, it is not enough to delineate the residential geography of different elderly immigrant groups or to study the economic and social reasons for their segregated habitations and exclusiveness. It is also necessary to understand, in the spatial context, the degree of integration and the differences between groups. In explaining these differences, consideration should be given to each elderly immigrant group's own value system, norms and preferences. It is argued that one necessary task in this endeavour is to gain knowledge about different elderly immigrant groups' understandings of what a home symbolises - what home means to them in the context of their particular ways of thinking and culture. From this point of view, the paper concludes that, when investigating the meaning of 'home' among elderly immigrants, an integrative theoretical approach based on an experiential perspective and a phenomenological and developmental perspective are deemed appropriate to be adopted.

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2000. Vol. 16, no 3, 353-370 p.
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Elderly immigrants, meaning of home, experiential perspective, phenomenological and developmental perspective, Sociology, Sociologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-5249DOI: 10.1080/02673030120049715ISI: 000168895300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-5249DiVA: diva2:234004
Available from: 2009-09-03 Created: 2009-09-03 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved

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