"When I'm in the garden I can create my own paradise": homes and gardens in later life

Bhatti, Mark (2006) "When I'm in the garden I can create my own paradise": homes and gardens in later life Sociological review, 54 (2). pp. 318-341. ISSN 1467-954x

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Abstract

This paper brings together recent work on later life and considers the effects of ageing in relation to participation and interest in gardening. Whilst there is considerable research and literature on issues such as health, housing, and social care, the significance of the garden in process of home-making is less well understood. Using qualitative data from the Mass Observation Data Archive, key physical, psycho-social processes that impact on the use of the garden and gardening activities are examined. It will be suggested that the garden can have major significance in the (re) creation of 'home' in later life.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2006.00616.x
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:29
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/793

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