By Tannistha Samanta
This quantity intends to re-establish social gerontology as a self-discipline that has pragmatic hyperlinks to coverage and perform. jointly, the chapters improve public debates concerning the ethical, cultural and monetary questions surrounding getting older, thereby ameliorating the “problems” linked to getting older societies. This quantity is uniquely cross-cultural, theory-driven and cross-disciplinary. It fills a spot within the gerontological scholarship of the worldwide south that's predominantly descriptive and empirical.
Based on unique learn, this quantity examines specifically the sociological query of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, healthiness, family members and social kinfolk. within the approach, the reports herein spotlight the original ancient, institutional and social platforms that govern the subjective adventure of getting older in various contexts globally. in particular, societies in transition together with India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan, China, Israel and in Europe are studied whereas connecting the micro-social event of getting older (loneliness, health, discrimination, relationships and resilience) with greater temporal and political contexts. This workout generates highbrow capital that reformulates hyperlinks among getting older learn and coverage in leading edge ways.
Overall, the quantity echoes the worldwide medical dedication to appreciate the socio-cultural technique of getting older in transitional societies and makes use of wealthy possibilities for cross-fertilization of principles, disciplines and techniques to develop the gerontological promise of severe inquiry, education and practice.
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Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology by Tannistha Samanta