Abstract

This essay suggests that Alice Munro’s story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” participates in a gerontological debate concerning the nature and meaning of residential care for older people, complicating a dominant interpretation of the old age home as a technology of social control that marginalizes and depersonalizes its residents.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 1-17
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-01
Open Access
No
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