Comparative gerontolinguistics: characterizing discourses in caring institutions in South Africa and United Kingdom

MAKONI, S. and GRAINGER, Karen (2002). Comparative gerontolinguistics: characterizing discourses in caring institutions in South Africa and United Kingdom. Journal of social issues, 58.

Full text not available from this repository.
Link to published version:: 10.1111/1540-4560.00291

Abstract

This article compares and contrasts the interactions between caregivers and care–recipients in two nursing homes in the United Kingdom and South Africa. It is argued that the discourse of caring in the two settings is similar in terms of how residents and nurses use interactional strategies to negotiate role relationships. It is also argued that it is the context of the "total" institution that gives rise to these strategies. Differences in the two settings are most noticeable in compliance–gaining situations. The "power struggle" between nurses and residents is much more overt in the South African data where it is reflected and constructed in racist discourse.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 1999-2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1111/1540-4560.00291
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2010 16:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/55

Actions (login required)

View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics