Food and Eating Experiences of Older Women in a Retirement Community: A Sociological Study

Food and Eating Experiences of Older Women in a Retirement Community: A Sociological Study

by Lisa M. Curch
     
 
Curch (sociology, State University of New York-Oneonta) reports on her research in social aspects of health and dietary behavior. She uses an ethnographic approach, drawing on in-depth interviews with 18 older women living in a retirement housing community, combined with extensive participant observation. She shows, in her words, "that psychological and physiological

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Curch (sociology, State University of New York-Oneonta) reports on her research in social aspects of health and dietary behavior. She uses an ethnographic approach, drawing on in-depth interviews with 18 older women living in a retirement housing community, combined with extensive participant observation. She shows, in her words, "that psychological and physiological processes are relevant in understanding behavior over time, but cannot be divorced from social processes at both micro and macro levels of concern." Participants' recipes are included. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773459205
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Series:
Studies in Health and Human Services
Pages:
292

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