Caring For Our Elders: Multicultural Experiences With Nursing Home Placement

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Columbia University Press, Sep 24, 2003 - Social Science - 208 pages
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Page 10 - Shifting the center" means putting at the center of our thinking the experiences of groups who have formerly been excluded. Without doing so, many groups simply remain invisible. When they are seen, they are typically judged through the experiences of White people, rather than understood on their own terms; this establishes a false norm through which all groups are judged. This is well expressed...
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Patricia Kolb is an assistant professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

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