Sociology of 'Aging and Frailty'
(Enlarged and Revised Edition)
AMADA Josuke March 10, 2010 Taga Shuppan，vi+683p.
■AMADA Josuke March 10, 2010 Sociology of 'Aging and Frailty' (Enlarged and Revised Edition)，Taga Shuppan，vi+683p. ISBN-10: 4811575717 ISBN-13: 978-4811575711 4,200yen [amazon]／[kinokuniya] ※
＊This book won the 3rd Incentive Award (author section) of Japan Sociological Society.
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This research focuses on "aging and frailty" as an event that transforms relationships among related individuals rather than understanding it as personal phenomena belonged to or completed in individual bodies. Social interaction and its interaction process during aging is also analyzed and described. The novel perception of "aging and frailty" is penetrated throughout the book.
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How does the relationship between those who experience aging and frailty, and their caregivers transform? How has the reality of aging and frailty been created performatively? These questions are examined from a sociological viewpoint.
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This book focuses on the viewpoints of the elderly with dementia or chronic diseases, and their caregivers. Based on their viewpoints, the life world of "aging and frailty" is revealed, which demonstrates how the relationships among the individuals transform in the process of aging and frailty. In addition, experimental studies were conducted for this book, which were based on intensive field work in three actual settings including nursing home care, home care by families and care by elderly couples. The distinctive achievements of this book are the precise and bold experimental studies as well as the development of a novel theory based on the findings from the field work.
This book is pioneering research and perceives "aging and frailty" as a "political event" for the first time. It is essential reading for not only researchers in the field of sociology, social welfare, and nursing science but also for those who are working in the field of elderly welfare or those who are aging or provide care for their own parents.
■Table of Contents
Introductory Chapter Objectives and Significance of the Present Research
Eyes on 'Aging and Frailty'
Main Theme Setting and Methodology for the Present Research
Structure of the Present Research
Chapter 1. Viewpoints and Approaches ―― Self and Others
Self and Others ―― From the Viewpoint of "Reflexivity"
"Narratives of Persistent / Unreliable Reflexivity"
Interpretation of "Formality" and "Narrative"
Duality of 'Viewpoints' in the Methodology ―― The "Narrating" Place in Sociology
Chapter 2. Current Gerontology
Historicity of Aging Society
Reflexive Aging in Aging Society
Towards Sociology of 'Aging and Frailty'
Self and Others who Are Aging and Frail
Chapter 3. Living with Aging and Frailty at Nursing Homes
'Aging and Frailty' and Interaction Order
Relationship Analysis of "the Aged with Senile Dementia in Public Space of a Nursing Home"
Various Aspects of Interaction in / around "the Elderly with Dementia"
Formation of Care for "the Elderly with Dementia" in Nursing Home Care
Chapter 4. Home Care for Families with Aging and Frail
Difficulties of Care by 'Families'
Interaction Process of "Demented Elders" and Family Caregivers
Interaction Dynamism over Care by Families
Formation of Care for "the Elderly with Dementia" in Home Care by Families
Chapter 5. Transformation of 'Familiarity' of Elderly Couples with Aging and Frailty
Self and Others that Are Aging and Frail
Transformation of 'Familiarity' of Elderly Couples with Aging and Frailty
Achievement of 'Familiarity' of Elderly Couples
Formation of Care for "those who Are Aging and Frail" in Care by Elderly Couples
Chapter 6. Living with Aging and Frail Body ―― Difficulties and Possibilities in 'Aging and Frailty'
Formation of 'Aging and Frailty' in "Civil Society"
Difficulties and Impossibilities in 'Narrating Aging and Frailty'
Difficulties and Possibilities of 'Care' ―― Care as Violence
Final Chapter Towards New Horizon by Sociology of 'Aging and Frailty'
Conclusion of the Present Research ―― Beyond "Reflexive Aging"
Basic Conditions for 'Possibilities of Aging and Frailty' and 'Possibilities of Care'
Several Proposals ―― Towards Possibilities for Practice
Enlarged Discussion Society over Aging and Frail bodies
Structures of Economy and Sacrifice by Gift of Death ―― Survival Strategy of those who Are Aging and Frail
Turning 'Generation' into a System of Thought
Ruling "Frail Life" ―― Difficulties over "Application" of the Two Treatises of Government to Elderly Care
Afterword for The Enlarged and Revised Edition
UP: May 25, 2010 REV:July 13, 2015
Translated by TAMURA Noriko
Proofread by KATAOKA Minoru