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dc.contributor.authorDickens, David Rudolph
dc.description.abstractRetirement communities are a rapidly growing phenomenon in the United States. These settings provide a variety of services and recreational activities to retired persons in an attempt to create an age-segregated community.

This study comprises an analysis of the community formation process in a nascent retirement community located in a midwestern state. The first three chapters describe the nature and types of retirement communities (Chapter 1), methods used to analyze community structure (Chapter 2), and previous studies (Chapter 3). The next four chapters describe the setting (Chapter 4), social structure (Chapter 5), services and supports (Chapter 6), and everyday life (Chapter 7) at the retirement community being studied. The concluding chapter (Chapter 8) provides an assessment of the community formation in light of the data described in earlier chapters.

The dissertation is based primarily on ethnographic data gathered over a sixteen month observation period. Other primary source materials include interviews with residents and management staff, as well as newspapers and journals, and contemporary published works.
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansasen_US
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dc.titleCommunity Formation in a Nascent Retirement Villageen_US
kusw.oanotes2019/08/02: Added to ScholarWorks with the permission of the author: From: David Dickens Jr <> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:48 PM To: Reed, Marianne A. <> Subject: Re: Community formation in a nascent retirement village

Thank you so much!

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 3:02 PM Reed, Marianne A. <> wrote: Thank you! I’ll send you the link to the KU ScholarWorks record for your review once we’ve scanned and deposited it. Best wishes, Marianne Reed From: David Dickens Jr <> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:00 PM To: Reed, Marianne A. <> Subject: Re: Community formation in a nascent retirement village Yes, of course! On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 2:48 PM Reed, Marianne A. <> wrote: Dr. Dickens, my name is Marianne Reed and I work for the University of Kansas Libraries. An Interlibrary Loan patron has requested a copy of your dissertation, Community formation in a nascent retirement village. Whenever possible, when a dissertation is requested by a patron, rather than loaning the original, we will digitize it and add it to KU ScholarWorks, KU’s online institutional repository of work by KU faculty, staff and students. May we have your permission to scan your dissertation and make it publicly available in KU ScholarWorks?

Thank you! -- Marianne Reed

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