Geezers, greed, grief, and grammar: Frame transformation in the nursing home reform movement
This study examines research on framing processes in the senior rights movement under the veil of social constructionism. It focuses on the emergence of the nursing home reform movement that led to the formation of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) and the passing of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. The research uses content analysis to examine data from six major U.S. newspapers to examine media images of the NCCNHR. Findings suggest that a frame transformation process has countered a recent period of abeyance in the nursing home reform movement. The analysis of media images of the NCCNHR contributes to social movement research examining framing processes and abeyance.
Ulsperger, J. S. (2002). Geezers, greed, grief, and grammar: Frame transformation in the nursing home reform movement. Sociological Spectrum, 22(4), 385-406. doi:10.1080/02732170290062685