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 in regards to the ethical, cultural and fiscal 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 study, this quantity examines specifically the sociological query of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, wellbeing and fitness, family members 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 different 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 means of getting older in transitional societies and makes use of wealthy possibilities for cross-fertilization of principles, disciplines and strategies to boost the gerontological promise of serious inquiry, education and practice.