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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1$
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Alan Walker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314721

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.001.0001

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Transitions in kitchen living: past experiences and present use

Transitions in kitchen living: past experiences and present use

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(p.257) Thirteen Transitions in kitchen living: past experiences and present use
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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1
Author(s):

Sheila Peace

Martin Maguire

Colette Nicolle

Russ Marshall

John Percival

Rachel Scicluna

Ruth Sims

Leonie Kellaher

Clare Lawton

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0013

This chapter discusses the domestic kitchen in the lives of older people whose ages range across four decades and who were born between 1919 and 1948. They were living in various types of housing from detached to terraced; from maisonette to flat; from mainstream to supportive. By looking at past experiences of the kitchen across the life course gendered and generational differences are seen that contribute to kitchen living in the 21st century. Examining use of the most recent kitchen shows how biopsychosocial factors come together with design and on-going adaptation being both enabling and disabling. The kitchen is seen as a mainstay of the home environment and in later life central to maintaining personal autonomy

Keywords:   Kitchen Living, Home Environments, Personal Autonomy, Design, Gender, Life Course

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