The Limbo People

The Limbo People A Study of the Constitution of the Time Universe Among the Aged - Routledge Revivals

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Publisher's Synopsis

First published in 1980, The limbo people is based upon research carried out in a day centre ('the Centre') for elderly Jewish people in a London Borough and studies the experience and the conception of time among the elderly. The development of the arguments concerning time was founded on (a) the relationship between the community of participants and the outside world; and (b) the construction of events and interactions between participants at the Centre. The organization of this book re-enacts the process of reconstituting time as manifested in the Centre, against the background of the participants previous experiences, and in terms of their present existential situations. This book will be of interest to students of sociology, anthropology and gerontology.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781032499741
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.610941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 205
Weight: 460g
Height: 160mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 19mm