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Today's date is Monday, November 19, 2018
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY : Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements & OWNING AUSTRALIA? Other events...
Cheng Yen Loo

Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements: Comparisons between the lived experiences of older Chinese migrants from Malaysia and Singapore ageing in Australian home environments. This presentation outlines a Phd research project that will compare the lived experiences of elderly Chinese people ageing in different home environments. A four way comparison will be made of people ageing at home (alone or with family), in mainstream and ethno-specific assistive retirement homes in addition to ethno-specific independent retirement homes. I will explore how Chinese families negotiate the changing nature of care transactions within the family and how this influences elderly people's sense of home. Aspects to consider include notions of culturally appropriate care exchange between family members and the use of space and technology in the home as methods of care provision. I hope that this project will shed some light on how the home environment and associated features within can influence elderly people’s quality of life.

Akram Azimi

OWNING AUSTRALIA? Rising household wealth & proprietorial belonging in Australia’s ‘neoliberalising’ political economy. How, why and when do certain Australians, and not others, experience the nation as possessively belonging to them? To date, this privileged and proprietorial mode of belonging in Australia has predominately been studied in the context of ethnicity (i.e., ‘whiteness’). Drawing from the political economy tradition, I will adopt a broader, more class sensitive, theoretical framework. I will ‘study up’ the generally overlooked lived experiences of Australians who have materially benefited from the ‘neoliberalising’ changes in Australia’s political economy: the top 60% of Australians who own 95% of the national household wealth worth over $10 Trillion. My central question is whether, and if so how, this group has 'realised' the unprecedented increases in their household wealth as Australian proprietorial belonging.
Speaker(s) Cheng Yen Loo & Akram Azimi
Location Social Sciences Building Room 2204
Contact Dr Alka Sabharwal <alka.sabharwal@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:30
End Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:30
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <ss@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 11 Sep 2018 03:03
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