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Caring for the Great Society

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows that amid the aspirations of the Great Society, the expectation that non-elderly welfare recipients should seek wage work became hitched to the demands of older Americans for care. ... More


A Voice in Politics

Nicole P. Marwell

in Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226509068
eISBN:
9780226509082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urban politics largely focus on a competition for critical resources: along with affordable, quality housing, residents of poor urban neighborhoods need parks, clean streets, safety, quality ... More


Impact of Music Participation on Quality of Life

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/9780199371686.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents literature relative to the impact of music participation on the quality of life of senior citizens. The authors discuss quality of life from a measurement standpoint, as well as ... More


Doing for Children What We Have Done for Seniors: Government Efforts to End Poverty

Duncan Lindsey

in Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines the impact of Social Security on ending poverty among seniors. The Social Security Act included what is commonly referred to as the welfare program (originally called Aid to ... More


Responding to a differentiated public

Marian Barnes, Janet Newman, and Helen Sullivan

in Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers five case studies, i.e. two senior citizens' forums, a women's centre, a youth forum, and a lesbian and gay forum. Each of the case studies focuses on a particular category of ... More


Music Education and Quality of Life

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/9780199371686.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The opening chapter provides a framework built from the field of music education as new challenges and opportunities arise as a result of dramatic increases in (a) the awareness of music education ... 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


Tom in His 80s: Realizing All His Friends Are Gone

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one widower in his 80s who spends most of his day at a senior citizen's center and with a female companion. He misses his friends and has a hard time making new ones.


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


Delving Deeper through Their Words

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/9780199371686.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter reports on the focus group interview phase of the study, which involved 54 music participants interviewed within 14 focus groups and eight nonparticipants interviewed within two focus ... More


A Chance to Experiment?

John Curtice

in Has Devolution Delivered?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622467
eISBN:
9780748672028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622467.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Probably the most remarkable feature of the outcome of the 2003 Scottish Parliament election in Scotland was the success of political parties and election candidates other than those representing one ... More


The Role of Music in Senior Citizens’ Lives

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/9780199371686.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter further illuminates the role of music in the lives of the senior citizen music participants and nonparticipants by examining their perceptions of the physical, psychological, and social ... More


The Graceful Singers: A Traditional Church Choir

Lisa 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/9780199371686.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents the first of two case studies examining prominent, but dissimilar, senior citizen musical groups in Evergreen Town. The aim was to learn about the specific aspects of music ... More


Forging Washington Connections

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details Robert Butler's life and career in Washington, D.C. between 1963 and 1975, from his departure from the National Institute of Mental Health to his start at the National Institute ... More


Older People's Interest Organisations

Martha Doyle

in The politics of old age: Older people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090479
eISBN:
9781781707692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 3 outlines the origins and development of older people’s interest groups. It outlines their evolution in Europe and the United States from the late nineteenth century and the changing nature ... More


Return to Kohala

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts the events surrounding the return of the author (Glenn Wharton) to Kohala. Wharton described the slow stream of tourists who stopped, took pictures in front of the imposing ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Steven S. Coughlin

in Handbook of Community-Based Participatory Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190652234
eISBN:
9780190662738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652234.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter summarizes recent trends and remaining issues, draws several major conclusions, and discusses future directions in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Evaluative research is ... More


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