Title

Geezers, greed, grief, and grammar: Frame transformation in the nursing home reform movement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2002

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1080/02732170290062685

First Page

385

Last Page

406

Volume

22

Issue

4

Publication Title

Sociological Spectrum

ISSN

02732173

Comments

At the time of publication, Jason S. Ulsperger was affiliated with Oklahoma State University - Stillwater.

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