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 increase 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 niche within the gerontological scholarship of the worldwide south that's predominantly descriptive and empirical.
Based on unique learn, this quantity examines particularly the sociological query of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, overall healthiness, kinfolk and social family members. within the technique, the reviews herein spotlight the original historic, institutional and social platforms that govern the subjective event of getting older in varied contexts globally. particularly, societies in transition together with India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan, China, Israel and in Europe are studied whereas connecting the micro-social adventure of getting older (loneliness, health, discrimination, relationships and resilience) with higher temporal and political contexts. This workout generates highbrow capital that reformulates hyperlinks among getting older examine and coverage in cutting edge ways.
Overall, the amount echoes the worldwide medical dedication to appreciate the socio-cultural strategy of getting older in transitional societies and makes use of wealthy possibilities for cross-fertilization of principles, disciplines and strategies to strengthen the gerontological promise of serious inquiry, education and practice.
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Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology by Tannistha Samanta