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Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Yasuhito Kinoshita

Christie Kiefer (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-sixty-five population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the ... More


Retirement communities in Britain: a ‘third way’ for the third age?

Judith Phillips, Miriam Bernard, Simon Biggs, and Paul Kingston

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society: Innovative approaches

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342638
eISBN:
9781447302582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Until recently, the idea of retirement communities has been slow to gather momentum in Britain compared to the United States and parts of Europe, but in the current policy context this might be ... More


From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled ... More


Residential-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Services Program Model

Fredda Vladeck

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0064
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter argues for the need to build coherent services within the communities where older people live, to have a different policy discussion from the one we have been having for the last 25 ... More


Introduction: Ignoring the Obvious

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This study focuses specifically on the development of age-restricted, active adult communities, not naturally occurring retirement communities, or age-targeted retirement communities. Neither type of ... More


Welfare Homes for the Aged and Emerging Retirement Communities

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Following the democratization of the family, Japanese society has begun to develop new living options for the elderly; but the process is so far slow and uncertain. Without confidence in the wisdom ... More


Introduction

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to describe the process of community creation by aged residents in a Japanese setting. The theoretical focus is on the issue ... More


Later-life gardening in a retirement community: sites of identity, resilience and creativity

Evonne Miller, Geraldine Donoghue, Debra Sullivan, and Laurie Buys

in Resilience and Ageing: Creativity, Culture and Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340911
eISBN:
9781447340942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340911.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter explores the experience of gardening in later life, focusing on how older people who move to a retirement community maintain or reinterpret their gardening identity. Gardening ... More


Conclusions

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This has been essentially a cultural gerontological study of an age-homogeneous community in a non-Western society. Through it, the authors sought, first, to refine Western ideas about the social ... More


The Setting and the System

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the location and facilities of Fuji-no-Sato, which is located on the Izu Peninsula, about two hours by express train southwest of Tokyo. The peninsula has been developed as a ... More


Management and Residents: Communication Failure

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with an aspect of the new phenomenon of Japanese retirement housing that has not yet been well understood by the Japanese themselves: cultural beliefs and expectations about ... More


Patterns of Social Interaction

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights the features of background and setting that make Fuji-no-Sato stand out as a unique whole. The first task in presenting Fuji-no-Sato as a culture-specific set of social ... More


Group and Individual Activities

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The age and class homogeneity of Fuji-no-Sato makes it a more or less egalitarian community, and, as such, very unusual in Japan, where interpersonal relations are usually vertically organized. Like ... More


The Residents

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the residents of Fuji-no-Sato. As of October 1, 1982, 372 residents occupied 281 units at Fuji-no-Sato. There were 134 men (36 percent) and 238 women (64 percent). The level ... More


The Residents Association

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Fuji-no-Sato Residents Association was the only formal organization among the residents. It was formal in the sense that (1) it formally represented the interests of all residents vis-à-vis the ... More


Transitions to supported living for older people

Alison Petch

in Managing transitions: Support for individuals at key points of change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421883
eISBN:
9781447302780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421883.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Older people who require support on the grounds of disability or increasing age are likely to experience a range of transitions. The transition to supported living for older people, including those ... More


Settings and Contexts for Geriatric Practice

Nancy P. Kropf and Sherry M. Cummings

in Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190214623
eISBN:
9780190682248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214623.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 2, “Settings and Contexts for Geriatric Practice,” provides a critical evaluation of the various environments in which mental health treatment of older adults occurs and of the practice ... More


A Big Picture from Evergreen Town

C. Victor Fung and Lisa J. Lehmberg

in Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter is a report of the survey portion of the study, based on 308 respondents in a large retirement community located in the southeastern United States. A key feature of this study is that ... More


Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

C. Victor Fung and Lisa J. Lehmberg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book addresses the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens. “Evergreen Town,” a retirement community in the southeastern United States, serves as the backdrop for ... More


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