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Older People Hang Out Too


White, RD, Older People Hang Out Too, Journal of Occupational Science, 14, (2) pp. 115-118. ISSN 1442-7591 (2007) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14427591.2007.9686592


The occupation of 'hanging out' is not unique or restricted to the young. Seniors, too, engage in hanging out, particularly in mass public spaces such as shopping centres and malls. This paper raises issues pertaining to the nature of such spaces, the place of older people within them, and the occupations in which they are engaged. A research and policy agenda is outlined that considers how environment influences the exclusion or inclusion of people in mass public spaces, and the types of occupation in which they might engage.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ageing and older people
UTAS Author:White, RD (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:48666
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2007-10-23

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