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Residential Care for Older People in Contemporary Britain and Japan. Recent Research Trends and Outcomes

  • What is striking about recent research on residential care is not only its national bias and its tendency to neglect regional variations in ‘texture’, but also its preoccupation with contemporary issues and its lack of historical context. The notion of contingency, that is, the idea that things might have evolved differently, often seems to be missing. Moreover, most of the literature appears to be one-dimensional, downplaying the diversity, complexity and ambiguity of real developments. It often lacks an awareness of the power of precedents in shaping society’s attitudes to residential care and the practical responses to this problem. This is particularly important because, as this article tries to demonstrate, the present situation of residential care reflects the cumulative impact of traditions and cultural norms, of past decisions and commitments.

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Author:Mayumi Hayashi
URL:https://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/3-2013/4515
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok-1504
Parent Title (English):Zeithistorische Forschungen - Studies in Contemporary History
Publisher:ZZF – Centre for Contemporary History: Zeithistorische Forschungen
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Journal Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/12
Date of first Publication:2013/11/12
Release Date:2019/08/06
Volume Number:10
Issue:3
First Page:471
Last Page:478
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
1945-
1900-1945
ZZF Topic-Classification:Alltag
Soziales
Vergleiche
Transnationale Geschichte
Medizin
Gesundheit
Sozialstruktur
ZZF Regional-Classification:Europa
Europa / Westeuropa
regional übergreifend
Europa / Westeuropa / Großbritannien
Asien
Asien / Ostasien
Asien / Ostasien / Japan
Portal:Zeithistorische Forschungen
Zeithistorische Forschungen: Originalbeiträge:3 / 2013 Zeitgeschichte der Vorsorge
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz