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‘I’ For Identity: Reflections on\ud Ageing with a Disability

By Diane Roberts

Abstract

One of the first things that should be made clear in respect of this paper is what\ud it is not. It is not a psychological examination of identity formation or\ud maintenance, neither does it relate to growing older and becoming disabled by\ud the effects of ageing. It is also not about reaching a specific age or having a\ud specific disability but is about the process of ageing through some\ud consideration of the variety of roles and identities experienced and negotiated\ud by those living with a disability as they become older. It is a ‘snapshot’\ud focused on the initial results from doctoral study which, as a ‘work in\ud progress’, may provide additional insights as the thesis nears completion. The\ud initial focus of the thesis was not on identity, however, and a short rehearsal of\ud the methodology used is needed to show why this emergent theme is regarded\ud as important

Topics: BF
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:4570

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