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dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Gill-
dc.contributor.authorTester, Susan-
dc.contributor.authorDowns, Murna-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a contribution to the developing understanding of social relationships in institutional care settings. It focuses on two areas that have been neglected in research: the reasons for and types of social interaction in institutional settings, and the ways in which the context of people’s lives shapes social interaction. The paper draws on ethnographic observations conducted in four care settings in Scotland using a symbolic interactionist perspective. It finds that residents communicate and interact, and that the personal, cultural and structural contexts frame social interaction and influence the ways that residents use humour, express sexuality, and show hostility. The paper concludes that residents create social interactions in which action is embedded, but do so within specific structural and cultural contexts. These contexts ‘control’ resident action by establishing frameworks for the interpretation of meaning. At the same time, each facet of context is ‘controlled’ by the ways in which residents actively take on the ‘role’ of others, and project ‘self’ and a ‘label’.en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Press-
dc.relationHubbard G, Tester S & Downs M (2003) Meaningful social interactions between older people in institutional care settings, Ageing and Society, 23, pp. 99-114.-
dc.rightsPublished in Ageing and society copyright by Cambridge University Press.-
dc.subjectolder peopleen_UK
dc.subjectsocial interactionen_UK
dc.subjectinstitutional care settingsen_UK
dc.subject.lcshOlder people Institutional care-
dc.subject.lcshInstitutional care Great Britain-
dc.subject.lcshSocial interaction-
dc.titleMeaningful social interactions between older people in institutional care settingsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAgeing and Society-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Highland-
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology/Social Pol&Criminology-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
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