Yıl 2018, Cilt 2, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 53 - 58 2018-12-28

Notes from the Field: Anthropological Observations on Vietnamese Elderly, Questions to be Asked and Gerontology-Related Research in Vietnam
Alandan Notlar: Vietnamlı Yaşlılarla İlgili Antropolojik Gözlemler, Sorulacak Sorular ve Vietnam’da Gerontolojiyle İlişkili Araştırmalar

Ulaş Başar Gezgin [1]

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The current author is a social science researcher living in Vietnam for nearly a decade. Before developing a field work framework to do research about Vietnamese elderly, we start with the author’s everyday life observations without any reference to a scholarly source. Although the author penned a number of books and articles on Vietnam, these references are intentionally removed for a lively, everyday life account. These observations, we guess will convince the readers that Vietnamese elderlies worth studying from an anthropo-gerontological perspective: Vietnamese old people are respected in the society; old age is not associated with sickness or problem; the meaning of old age is different also because of circular view of life and death etc. The tentative questions for interviews follow these observations. Finally relevant academic research about Vietnamese elderly is reviewed to compare the observations with academic knowledge. 

Bu metnin yazarı yaklaşık on yıldır Vietnam’da yaşamakta olan bir sosyal bilim araştırmacısıdır. Vietnamlı yaşlılarla araştırma yapmak üzere bir alan çalışması çerçevesi geliştirmeden önce, herhangi bir akademik kaynağa başvurmaksızın yazarın günlük yaşamla ilgili gözlemleriyle başlıyoruz. Yazar, Vietnam üstüne kitaplar ve makaleler yazmış olsa da, bu kaynaklara, gözlemlerin daha canlı ve günlük olmasını sağlamak amacıyla bilinçli olarak yer verilmedi. Bu gözlemlerin, okuru, Vietnamlı yaşlıların antropo-gerontolojik bir bakış açısıyla incelenmeye değer olduğuna ikna edeceğini tahmin ediyoruz: Vietnamlı yaşlılar toplumda saygı görüyor; yaşlılık, hastalık ve sorunla ilişkilendirilmiyor; yaşam ve ölüme yönelik döngüsel bakış nedeniyle de ileri yaşın anlamı farklı vb. Bu gözlemleri şimdilik son şekli verilmemiş olan görüşme soruları izliyor. Son olarak, Vietnamlı yaşlılarla ilgili gözlemleri akademik bilgiyle karşılaştırmak üzere, konuya ilişkin akademik çalışmalar gözden geçiriliyor.

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Birincil Dil en
Konular Sağlık Bilimleri ve Hizmetleri, Sosyal
Dergi Bölümü Sahadan Notlar
Yazarlar

Yazar: Ulaş Başar Gezgin (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Duy Tan University
Ülke: Vietnam


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APA Gezgin, U . (2018). Notes from the Field: Anthropological Observations on Vietnamese Elderly, Questions to be Asked and Gerontology-Related Research in Vietnam. Senex: Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Dergisi, 2 (2), 53-58. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/senex/issue/37439/451491
MLA Gezgin, U . "Notes from the Field: Anthropological Observations on Vietnamese Elderly, Questions to be Asked and Gerontology-Related Research in Vietnam". Senex: Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Dergisi 2 (2018): 53-58 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/senex/issue/37439/451491>
Chicago Gezgin, U . "Notes from the Field: Anthropological Observations on Vietnamese Elderly, Questions to be Asked and Gerontology-Related Research in Vietnam". Senex: Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Dergisi 2 (2018): 53-58
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ISNAD Gezgin, Ulaş Başar . "Alandan Notlar: Vietnamlı Yaşlılarla İlgili Antropolojik Gözlemler, Sorulacak Sorular ve Vietnam’da Gerontolojiyle İlişkili Araştırmalar". Senex: Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Dergisi 2 / 2 (Aralık 2018): 53-58.