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 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 particularly the sociological query of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, future health, relatives and social kin. within the method, the experiences herein spotlight the original ancient, institutional and social platforms that govern the subjective event of getting older in different 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, wellness, 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 amount echoes the worldwide clinical 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 strategies to strengthen the gerontological promise of serious inquiry, education and practice.