The Relevancy of Postmodernism in Understanding Elder Abuse: Implications on Social Work Education and Practice

  • Isaac Kabelenga University of Zambia
Keywords: Postmodernism, elder abuse, social work

Abstract

This article is aimed at bringing out the relevancy of postmodernism in understanding the phenomenon of elder abuse. The article which is based on review of the available literature on postmodernism and elder abuse argues that postmodernism is an eye opener in understanding elder abuse. It relevancy in understanding elder abuse rises in its beliefs of recognition of multiplicity, complexity, dynamism, context specificity and having grounded knowledge about any social phenomenon. The article argues further that such relevancy has significant implications on frontline workers like social workers who deal with elder abuse situations. Limitations of postmodernism with regard to understanding elder abuse are also provided.

Published
2015-03-28
How to Cite
Kabelenga, I. (2015). The Relevancy of Postmodernism in Understanding Elder Abuse: Implications on Social Work Education and Practice. Postmodernism Problems, 5(1), 38-55. Retrieved from https://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/88