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Downsizing: Confronting Our Possessions in Later Life

Downsizing: Confronting Our Possessions in Later Life

von David Ekerdt
Taschenbuch - 9780231189811
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Beschreibung

Drawing on in-depth interviews with recent movers in over a hundred diverse U.S. households, David Ekerdt analyzes the downsizing process and what it says about the meaning and management of possessions. He details how households approach and accomplish downsizing, exploring the decision-making process and the effectiveness of different strategies. From an expert gerontological perspective, he considers the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social tasks that the process entails and the role of factors such as gender and class on the divestment of things. Ekerdt finds that despite the fatigue and emotional challenges people encounter, afterward they report satisfaction in having completed a downsizing and feel empowerment on the other side of the task. Offering an empathetic and practical look at one of life's major transitions, Downsizing brings forward the voices of elders so that older adults, their families and friends, and practitioners working with older clients can understand and benefit from their experience.

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Verlag Columbia Univers. Press
Ersterscheinung Juli 2020
Maße 216 mm x 141 mm x 20 mm
Gewicht 342 Gramm
Format Taschenbuch
ISBN-13 9780231189811
Auflage Nicht bekannt
Seiten 265

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