Social aspects of ageing

What is it like to grow old in Turkey, a country at the crossroads of developed and developing societies and a country situated in a dynamically changing area of the world? The distinguished scientists, clinicians and scholars who have contributed to this text provide a comprehensive overview of Population Ageing in Turkey: Health and social care services for older persons all come from centres of research and learning throughout Turkey. They work in disciplines directly involved in all aspects of dealing with the complications of older persons. The coverage provides a valuable source of information concerning the resources and deficits present in Turkey at this time. The editors, Marvin Formosa and Yeşim Gökçe Kutsal, are themselves recognized authorities in these areas. They have organized the material in a logical sequence to ensure coverage of the reality of growing old in Turkey. Each chapter provides definitions of terms specific to that discipline so that the material covered is meaningful and accessible to specialists as well as non-specialists in the different areas. As such, the book is a resource for all regarding the particular areas discussed.


Nation State and the Individual Alternative Strategies of Consent From Below
Helga, Rittersberger Tılıç; Kalaycıoğlu, Hediye Sibel (1998-01-01)
The Turkish nation state project introduced itself with drastic reforms which had without doubt great influence on the institutional levels of society as well as on the private life of the people. However, a Western type of state-subject relationship did not develop. The nation state model and the introduction of a Western type modernity was introduced ìfrom aboveî and remained to a large part at the legislative and administrative level alien to the individualsí experiences. Thus, in Turkey we can witness a...
Local Dimensions of a Wider European Neighbourhood:Developing Political Community through Practices and Discourses of Cross-Border Co-operation (EUDIMENSIONS)
Ayata, Ayşe(2009-6-30)
With the concept generally known as "Wider Europe", the European Union has mapped out an ambitious vision of regional "Neighbourhood" that "goes beyond co-operation to involve a significant measure of integration". Furthermore, the EU sees this new quality of regional interaction and partnership as bringing "enormous gains to all involved in terms of increased stability, security and well being". EUDIMENSIONS seeks to understand the implications of these emerging geopolitical contexts for cross-border co...
Spatio-temporal structuration of art and cultural events mediated urban experience in Beyoğlu
Kahya, Güzin Yeliz; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı; Department of City and Regional Planning (2015)
Over last 15 years, range of cultural events responding varied kinds of transculturally shaped and shared interests have embedded in the use of urban space in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Locations of them have constituted dynamic self-organized clustering patterns in the vicinity of Istiklal Avenue. As bringing a focus on transpatially structured, cultural events mediated encounters and coexistences, the thesis simultaneously deals with spatial structuration of the cultural events through situating particular locati...
Critical evaluation of “adjacent areas” concept from urban growth perspective in Turkish urban planning: the case of Ankara
Yıldırım, Sibel; Keskinok, Hüseyin Çağatay; Department of City and Regional Planning (2008)
The effects of expansion of cities on the fringe area are still the common problems of several countries as well as Turkey. The main problem stemming from rapid urban growth was described as urban sprawl that has been used as waste of land, time, and natural resources. Although sprawl becomes usually unplanned, uncontrolled, and uncoordinated, it can be claimed that some local and national government policies triggers the urban sprawl by creating planned areas more than required. The growth management polic...
ERSOY, M (1992-10-01)
As organizers of urban development in the modern sense, municipalities go back to the mid-19th century in Turkey. The main theme of this article is an analysis of the trends over roughly 150 years. Three main headings are used within this framework: (a) the political and administrative level; (b) the level of financial policies; (c) historical development of the relationship between the central and local governments with respect to the legal and institutional framework of urban planning. This relationship i...
Citation Formats
H. S. Kalaycıoğlu, Social aspects of ageing. 2017, p. 33.