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.

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    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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/1540-4560.00291
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:44
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/55

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