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Editor's Note

Editor's Note P1: FNN Journal of Aging and Identity [jai] HS078-01 April 7, 2000 9:21 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Journal of Aging and Identity, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2000 Welcome to this exciting issue of the Journal of Aging and Identity where scholars from both the social sciences and the humanities offer original insights into the field of aging. Simon Biggs and Jason Powell use the work of Michel Foucault in “Managing Old Age: The Disciplinary Web of Power, Surveillance and Normalization” to identify the interrelationship between care managers and older people in terms of power, surveillance and normalization. Through their analysis, Biggs and Powell expose us to the disciplinary apparatus of the panopticon and relate Foucault’s complex structure to managed care and the increasing demands for normalization existing within such a system. Lars Tornstam and Malin Tornqvist, ¨ in “Nursing Staff’s Interpretations of ‘Gerotranscendental Behavior’ in the Elderly,” attempt to provide staff members (caring for older people) with new frames of reference so that their interpretations of “gerotranscendental behaviors” can be constructed in a more positive light. Tornstam and Tornqvist ¨ question nursing staffs’ reliance on either pathology-oriented or activity-oriented theories that are packed with negative connotations. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aging and Identity Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology, general
ISSN
1087-3732
eISSN
1573-3491
DOI
10.1023/A:1009580730053
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Abstract

P1: FNN Journal of Aging and Identity [jai] HS078-01 April 7, 2000 9:21 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Journal of Aging and Identity, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2000 Welcome to this exciting issue of the Journal of Aging and Identity where scholars from both the social sciences and the humanities offer original insights into the field of aging. Simon Biggs and Jason Powell use the work of Michel Foucault in “Managing Old Age: The Disciplinary Web of Power, Surveillance and Normalization” to identify the interrelationship between care managers and older people in terms of power, surveillance and normalization. Through their analysis, Biggs and Powell expose us to the disciplinary apparatus of the panopticon and relate Foucault’s complex structure to managed care and the increasing demands for normalization existing within such a system. Lars Tornstam and Malin Tornqvist, ¨ in “Nursing Staff’s Interpretations of ‘Gerotranscendental Behavior’ in the Elderly,” attempt to provide staff members (caring for older people) with new frames of reference so that their interpretations of “gerotranscendental behaviors” can be constructed in a more positive light. Tornstam and Tornqvist ¨ question nursing staffs’ reliance on either pathology-oriented or activity-oriented theories that are packed with negative connotations. In

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Published: Oct 6, 2004

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