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Ageing in urban neighbourhoodsPlace attachment and social exclusion$
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Allison E. Smith

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422712

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001

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Environmental gerontology

Environmental gerontology

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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

Policy Press

This chapter examines the theoretical and empirical literature on ‘the person’ and ‘the environment’. It re-evaluates the contribution of Lawton and Nahemow's (1973) Ecological Model of Ageing to environmental gerontological thinking; this focuses on concepts of personal competence and environmental press, and the docility and proactivity hypotheses. It reviews the literature on ‘ageing in place’ and ‘place in ageing’, which draws primarily on the work of Rowles and his concept of ‘insideness’. It concludes with an identification and discussion of shortfalls and gaps in knowledge within the current literature.

Keywords:   environmental gerontology, proactivity, personal competence, environmental press, docility, place, ageing, insideness

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