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What does phone call mean to the elderly people?

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Dennis Chan
29 July 2021
What does phone call mean to the elderly people?

What does phone call mean to the elderly people?

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Sunson Ma
29 July 2021

Good luck!

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Dennis Chan
29 July 2021

Thanks for your reply!

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Sunson Ma
29 July 2021

Phone calls play an indispensable role in the daily lives of elderly people. Both adult children and their parents rely heavily on mobile phones to keep in contact and remain informed about each other’s situations. Making phone calls is an essential part of doing elderly care when the adult children work outside of the village. The traditional practice of visiting parents or living with them is replaced by telephoning parents from outside the village. Making regular and frequent phone calls to parents can be seen as a marker of filial piety. It shows that in the migrant work era, filial piety has been endowed with new meaning; villagers reconstruct the notion to incorporate the new practice. The frequency of telephone calls from adult children is seen, to some extent, as a demonstration of their dutifulness or lack thereof towards their parents.

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