New Review: James Fletcher reviews Baptiste Brossard’s book “Forgetting Items” #sssi #sociology #alzheimers #dementia #health #illness

In a recent article in Symbolic Interaction James Fletcher explored impression management in couples living with dementia. In his paper Fletcher argued that “[s]ymbolic interactionism has unique potential to inform understandings of dementia, because the advent of progressive cognitive impairment in older people typically entails the renegotiation of longstanding objects, selves, roles, and joint action”. Fletcher pursues this argument in his review of Baptiste Brossard’s book “Forgetting Items: The Social Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease“. He suggests that Brossard’s book “is provocative and intellectually fruitful, but it may irritate readers in the largely humanist traditions of social dementia research”.

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