Chinese elders in New Zealand: reconstructing selves in gardens

Li, Wendy, Hodgetts, Darrin, and Stolte, Ottilie (2010) Chinese elders in New Zealand: reconstructing selves in gardens. Overseas Chinese Studies, 3. pp. 148-161.

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Abstract

Health, cultural, social, community and environmental psychologists have foregrounded the importance of links between places and daily practices in the construction of the self and wellbeing. This article explores the role domestic gardening plays in self reconstructing among older Chinese immigrants. Core issues explored include the participants’ experiences of a sense of loss and the need for new connections in their lives, the role of gardening in the cultivation of a sense of rootedness in a new country and the ways in which family relationships and tensions between older adults and their children are played out in relation to household gardening and renovations.

Item ID: 18997
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: place, self, garden, home, older Chinese immigrant
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ISBN: 978-7-5495-0727-6 Text in Chinese. Book Title in Chinese: 世界华侨华人研究。 Chapter Title in Chinese: 新西兰的中国老人:在花园中重新构建自我。 Abstract in Chinese: 健康、文化、社会、社区和环境心理学家强调地方与日常生活在构建自我与保持健康方面所起的重要作用。本文旨在研究园艺这一日常活动在中国老年移民重建自我中的角色,通过分析中国老年移民所经历的失落感和在生活中建立新的社会网络的需求,探讨园艺在他们扎根于新土地的过程中以及在他们处理与孩子之间的代际关系中所起的作用。

ISBN: 978-7-5495-0727-6
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 05:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 30%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 30%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
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