Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology

Editors: Samanta, Tannistha (Ed.)

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  • One of its kind research on social gerontology in India that combines theoretical frameworks with data driven empirical reflections
  • Is uniquely cross-cultural and draws on unconventional themes and cutting edge methods not commonly found in social gerontological research
  • Serves as an example to social science researchers in the pursuit of synergistic intellectual collaborations
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This volume intends to re-establish social gerontology as a discipline that has pragmatic links to policy and practice. Collectively, the chapters enrich public debates about the moral, cultural and economic questions surrounding aging, thereby ameliorating the “problems” associated with aging societies. This volume is uniquely cross-cultural, theory-driven and cross-disciplinary. It fills a gap in the gerontological scholarship of the global south that is predominantly descriptive and empirical.

Based on original research, this volume examines in particular the sociological question of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, health, family and social relations. In the process, the studies herein highlight the unique historical, institutional and social systems that govern the subjective experience of aging in diverse contexts globally. Specifically, societies in transition including India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan, China, Israel and in Europe are studied while connecting the micro-social experience of aging (loneliness, wellbeing, discrimination, relationships and resilience) with larger temporal and political contexts. This exercise generates intellectual capital that reformulates links between aging research and policy in innovative ways. 

Overall, the volume echoes the global scientific commitment to understand the socio-cultural process of aging in transitional societies and utilizes rich opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas, disciplines and methods to advance the gerontological promise of critical inquiry, training and practice.

About the authors

Tannistha Samanta is an Assistant Professor in the discipline of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. Samanta received her PhD from the department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Samanta specializes in blending both quantitative and interpretive approaches to study intergenerational relationships, health, social capital and aging focusing primarily on India. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Bridging the Gap: Theory and Research in Social Gerontology

    Samanta, Tannistha

    Pages 3-22

  • Who Will Care for the Elder Caregiver? Outlining Theoretical Approaches and Future Research Questions

    Ghosh, Subharati (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Social Psychology and Gerontology: Integrating Theory to Explain and Intervene in Age Discrimination Towards Older People in Europe

    Marques, Sibila (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Aging and Subjectivity: Ethnography, Experience and Cultural Context

    Danely, Jason

    Pages 69-83

  • Neoliberalism and Resilience Among Older Yoruba People in a Semiurban Community, South West Nigeria

    Agunbiade, Ojo Melvin (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology
Editors
  • Tannistha Samanta
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1654-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1654-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1653-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9413-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 273
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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