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Meredith Minkler and Carroll L. Estes (eds.), Critical Gerontology: Perspectives from Political and Moral Economy. Amityville, NY: Baywood, 1998

Meredith Minkler and Carroll L. Estes (eds.), Critical Gerontology: Perspectives from Political... 192 BOOK REVIEW gerontology, with the surveying devices offered by the interlocking discip- lines of political economy and moral economy, as reflected in the conceptual framework described above. Space limitations prevent a discussion of each chapter. Instead, I have selected several contributions which, I think, are most reflective of the the- oretical framework Minkier and Estes use to inform the work of critical gerontology. One of Carroll Estes early works in gerontology was a critical analysis of the organizations and careers that were created to serve the elderly who were necessarily defined as dependent and largely disempowered as agents capable of caring for themselves. In this sense, the aging enterprise in some degree has had the opposite effect of the independent living movement on the non- elderly disabled as described by Kennedy and Minkler. It would appear that 15 years after publication of the Aging Enterprise, matters have only gotten worse from the perspective of the frail elderly. The medical model/medical industry domination of the long-term care system has increased since the late 1970s. The percentage of the public long- term care expenditures spent on nursing home care remains at 85 percent and state spending on community-based care has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology Springer Journals

Meredith Minkler and Carroll L. Estes (eds.), Critical Gerontology: Perspectives from Political and Moral Economy. Amityville, NY: Baywood, 1998

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology , Volume 14 (2) – Sep 30, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Aging; Anthropology; Philosophy of Medicine; Geriatrics/Gerontology; Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
ISSN
0169-3816
eISSN
1573-0719
DOI
10.1023/A:1006683616530
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192 BOOK REVIEW gerontology, with the surveying devices offered by the interlocking discip- lines of political economy and moral economy, as reflected in the conceptual framework described above. Space limitations prevent a discussion of each chapter. Instead, I have selected several contributions which, I think, are most reflective of the the- oretical framework Minkier and Estes use to inform the work of critical gerontology. One of Carroll Estes early works in gerontology was a critical analysis of the organizations and careers that were created to serve the elderly who were necessarily defined as dependent and largely disempowered as agents capable of caring for themselves. In this sense, the aging enterprise in some degree has had the opposite effect of the independent living movement on the non- elderly disabled as described by Kennedy and Minkler. It would appear that 15 years after publication of the Aging Enterprise, matters have only gotten worse from the perspective of the frail elderly. The medical model/medical industry domination of the long-term care system has increased since the late 1970s. The percentage of the public long- term care expenditures spent on nursing home care remains at 85 percent and state spending on community-based care has

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Journal of Cross-Cultural GerontologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 30, 2004

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