Meanings and experiences of community among older adult residents of Northcote

Ran, Guanyu Jason and Cain, Trudie and Irvine, Janine and Terruhn, Jessica (2020) Meanings and experiences of community among older adult residents of Northcote. Hamilton, New Zealand, September 2020.

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This document is part of a series of four project briefs (CaDDANZ briefs 8-11) which collate distinct but interrelated sets of key findings from a research project that examined how older adults of 65 years and above create and maintain a sense of home and community in the Auckland neighbourhood of Northcote. This study forms part of a wider suite of projects within the MBIE-funded CaDDANZ research programme which collectively investigate facets of population change and diversity in a range of different contexts. Overall, CaDDANZ aims to develop greater understanding of how diversity affects society and how, in turn, institutions can better respond to diversity. This neighbourhood-based study sits within a growing body of social science scholarship that has recognised the importance of ‘the local’ because this is where diversity is lived and negotiated in everyday interactions. While much of the academic literature and policy discourses home in on ethnicity and culture, we would like to stress that diversity is complex and multiply determined by a broad range of factors, including gender, age, ability and socio-economic status.

Item Type:Report
Keywords that describe the item:older adults, community development, population diversity, Auckland, ethnic diversity, ethnic relation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:7814
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Deposited On:23 Aug 2021 21:05
Last Modified:23 Aug 2021 21:05

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