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, health and wellbeing, kin and social kinfolk. within the strategy, the stories herein spotlight the original old, institutional and social structures that govern the subjective adventure of getting older in diversified 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 better temporal and political contexts. This workout generates highbrow capital that reformulates hyperlinks among getting older examine and coverage in cutting edge methods.
Overall, the amount echoes the worldwide clinical dedication to appreciate the socio-cultural means of getting older in transitional societies and makes use of wealthy possibilities for cross-fertilization of principles, disciplines and strategies to improve the gerontological promise of severe inquiry, education and practice.
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The chapter asserts the importance of resilience as a mitigating and empowering tool that is often adopted by older adults to navigate through the dismal politics of poverty, neglect and abuse in a post-conflict regime. Consistent with other authors in this section, Agunbiade and Akinyemi’s qualitative work is a poignant call for the need of recognizing a cultural model in guiding economic policies. Using a social constructionist perspective, Samanta and Gangopadhyay (Chap. 6 ) provide a critique of the mainstream understanding of social capital, often considered as an unambiguous boon in the health literature.
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