Elderly Identity in Conversation Journal Article uri icon



  • Conversational texts gathered in a study of relationships between elderly individuals and college students are interpreted as the discursive production of elderly frailty. Conversation is explored as the relational arena in which elderly identity is assembled and displayed. Accomplished in and through discourse, an elderly identity of frailty orients communicators to illness and death and reflects the allocation of power within relationships between the elderly and others. Frailty is also examined as a frame for the narration of accumulated life experience.

publication date

  • August 1, 1992

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • August 4, 2014 11:34 AM

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  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0093-6502

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3810

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 493

end page

  • 515


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