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Intergenerational Contact Zones

Place-based Strategies for Promoting Social Inclusion and Belonging

Matthew Kaplan Leng Leng Thang Mariano Sanchez Jaco Hoffman



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05 March 2020
In Intergenerational Contact Zones, Kaplan, Thang, Sanchez, and Hoffman introduce novel ways of thinking, planning, and designing intergenerationally enriched environments. Filled with vivid examples of how ICZs breathe new life into communities and social practices, this important volume focuses on practical descriptions of ways in which practitioners and researchers could translate and infuse the notion of ICZ into their work.

The ICZ concept embraces generation and regeneration of community life, parks and recreational locations, educational environments, residential settings and family life, and national and international contexts for social development. With its focus on creating effective and meaningful intergenerational settings, it offers a rich how-to toolkit to help professionals and user groups as they begin to consider ways to develop, activate, and nurture intergenerational spaces.

Intergenerational Contact Zones will be essential reading for academics and researchers interested in human development, aging, and society, as well as practitioners, educators, and policy makers interested in intergenerational gathering places from an international perspective.
Edited by:   Matthew Kaplan, Leng Leng Thang, Mariano Sanchez, Jaco Hoffman
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   644g
ISBN:   9780367189037
ISBN 10:   0367189038
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   05 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Part I. Generation/Regeneration of Community Life Chapter 1. Culture as Animator of Intergenerational Gathering Places Robert H. McNulty Chapter 2. Our Community, Our Traditional Food: Around the Fire as an Intergenerational Contact Zone Shingaira Chigeza, Nicole Claasen and Vera Roos Chapter 3. Finding Fertile Ground in Libraries for Intergenerational Dance Yvonne Ng Chapter 4. Transforming a barn into an 'intergenerational planning zone Matthew Kaplan, Suzanna Windon, and Evan Zavada Chapter 5. City Cycling Spaces for Welcoming and Engaging All Ages Tim Jones and Ben Spencer Chapter 6. Playful Perspectives and Everyday Spaces: Imagining a Bus Stop as an Intergenerational Contact Zone Jason Danely Part II. Parks and Recreation Chapter 7. Connecting generations in Chinese urban parks Patricia O'Neill Chapter 8. Urban Public Parks: Magnets for Social Inclusion and Engagement across Generations Claudia Azevedo Chapter 9. Intergenerational Gardening on Urban Rooftops: The Example of the Play and Grow Program in Hong Kong Tanja Sobko and Louise Chawla Chapter 10. Forests as Intergenerational Contact Zones: Teaching About and Experiencing Forests Through Historical Interpretation Sanford S. Smith and Matthew S. Kaplan Chapter 11. Sowing Connections in a Community Garden: An Intergenerational Partnership between Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Master Gardeners Renate M. Winkels, Rick Artrip, Maegan Tupinio and Daniel R. George Part III. Education Settings Chapter 12. Schools as Intergenerational Contact Zones: The Cleveland Case Catherine Whitehouse, Peter Whitehouse, & Mariano Sanchez Chapter 13. College Classrooms as Intergenerational Contact Zones Joann M. Montepare and Mark Sciegaj Chapter 14. Adding Excitement and Relevance to Second Language Learning: Imagining a School-based English Language Center as an Intergenerational Contact Zone Alan Lai Part IV. Residential Settings and Family Life Chapter 15. Intergenerational Living in Cohousing Communities Lisia Zheng Chapter 16. Cocktails in Care Homes: An intergenerational strategy for bridging the care home - community divide Phoebe Grudzinskas and Susan Langford Chapter 17. Senior Housing as a Community Hub for Intergenerational Interaction Nancy Henkin and Taryn Patterson Chapter 18. The Japanese teapot: Objects at home that possess Intergenerational Contact Zone generating properties Yoshika Yamamoto and Leng Leng Thang Chapter 19. The Virtual Environment as Intergenerational Contact Zone: Play through Digital Gaming Eyu Zang Part V. Social Development: National/International Contexts Chapter 20. Multigenerational Cyclical Support System: Programs in Japan for Designing a Sustainable Society through Intergenerational Co-creation. Masataka Kuraoka Chapter 21. Exploring Design Principles and Strategies for Intergenerational Places in Australia: Revealing Opportunities and Potential in Beach and Public Pool Settings. Kah Mun Tham, Diane Jones and Ann Quinlan; Architect Chapter 22. Intergenerational Contact Zones in Contested Places and Spaces: The Olive Tree as Entity and Symbol Suzanne Hammad Part VI. Methods Chapter 23. A Toolkit for Intergenerational Contact Zones Application Mariano Sanchez and Philip B. Stafford Chapter 24. Intergenerational programs and intergenerational contact zones: Aligning notions of 'good quality' Mariano Sanchez, Pilar Diaz, Andres Rodriguez and Rosa Bonachela Chapter 25. Everyone Can Make a Map: Multigenerational and Intergenerational Explorations of Community Philip B. Stafford Conclusion

Dr. Matthew Kaplan is Professor of Intergenerational Programs and Aging in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Pennsylvania State University. He is an affiliate member of the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging and core faculty member of the Comparative and International Education (CIED) Dual-Title Graduate Degree Program. Dr. Leng Leng Thang is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. She is also is co-director of the Next Age Institute. Dr. Mariano Sanchez is Associate Professor of Sociology and inaugural head of the Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies at the University of Granada in Spain. Professor Sanchez is as well International Affiliate at the Center for Healthy Aging (Pennsylvania State University), and director of the Intergenerational Spaces Lab. Dr. Jaco Hoffman, DPhil (Oxon), is socio-gerontologist and leader of the Optentia Research Focus programme: Ageing and Generational Dynamics in Africa (AGenDA) at North-West University, South Africa as well as James Martin Senior Research Fellow in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford, UK.

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