This book discusses the intersections between culture, context, and aging. It adopts a socio-cultural lens and highlights emotional, social, and psychological issues of the older adults in urban India. It is set in multiple sites such as Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Saskatoon to indicate how different cultural practices and contextual factors play an integral role in determining the course of aging. It also focuses on different narratives such as older adults living with adult children, older adults living with spouse, and older adults living alone to demonstrate the intricate process of growing old. Drawing from various sites and living arrangements of older adults, it sheds light on cultural constructions of growing old, ideas of belonging, the inevitability of death, everyday processes of aging, perceptions associated with growing old in India, acceptance of the aging body, and intergenerational ties in later lives. Given its scope, the book is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of sociology, demography, and social scientists studying aging.
Given its scope, the book is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of sociology, demography, and social scientists studying aging. This book discusses the intersections between culture, context, and aging.
Author: Jagriti Gangopadhyay
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
From the laughing clubs of India and robotic granny minders of Japan to the "Flexsecurity" system of Denmark and the elderscapes of Florida, experts in this collection bring readers cutting-edge and future-focused approaches to our aging population worldwide. In this fourth edition of an award-winning text on the consequences of global aging, a team of expert anthropologists and other social scientists presents the issues and possible solutions as our population over age 60 rises to double that of the year 2000. Chapters describe how the consequences of global aging will influence life in the 21st century in relation to biological limits on the human life span, cultural construction of the life cycle, generational exchange and kinship, makeup of households and community, and attitudes toward disability and death. This completely revised edition includes 20 new chapters covering China, Japan, Denmark, India, West and East Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, indigenous Amazonia, rural Italy, and the ethnic landscape of the United States. A popular feature is an integrated set of web book chapters listed in the contents, discussed in chapter introductions, and available on the book's website. Takes a qualitative, case study approach, with most chapters informed by original, ongoing field research around the world Draws its reputation from use in courses from anthropology, sociology, and psychology to social work, nursing, and public health at 60 universities Discusses and points readers to related web book chapters, available on the book's website Provides access to valuable web support offering literature updates, educational activities, videos, and more
invite elderly men and women to dispel their loneliness and fall in love [prem korun],” and then moves on: “Old ... Indians to represent a profound social transformation involving not only aging per se, but also core cultural and moral ...
Author: Jay Sokolovsky
The contributors to this book present case studies of elder care in China and India, and draw comparisons between the two – illuminating some of the key issues facing the two largest Asian countries as they develop rapidly. Caring for the elderly is a major challenge for all countries, and one which is of acute concern for rapidly developing economies. Development tends to run counter to long-established cultural norms of family-based caring and filial piety, even as it also tends to lead to longer life expectancy. Taking a range of methodological and conceptual approaches to understanding these challenges, the contributors present a multifaceted understanding of elder care issues in both India and China. They focus in particular on caregiving within families and at care homes – and the impacts these have on quality of life and the experience of caregiving for both caregivers and the aged themselves. An invaluable collection for scholars and students of gerontology and aging in Asia, that will also be of great interest to scholars with a broader interest in global trends in caregiving.
Dr Ketaki also has an MPhil in Cultural Studies from the English and Foreign Languages University and an MA in English from ... Culture, Context and Aging of Older Indians: Narratives from India and Beyond, published by Springer.
Author: Longtao He
Category: Family & Relationships
This volume uses the concept of culture to explore the parameters of aging and being old in a worldwide context, thus providing a true cross-cultural and qualitative approach to social gerontology. Containing both specific case studies and broader analytical articles, this revised second edition focuses on the multitude of cultural solutions societies have available for dealing with the challenges, problems, and opportunities of growing old. Each of the book's six parts is preceded by an introduction providing a framework for the chapters and highlighting key related issues. Also included are state-of-the-art resource guides, including Internet sites, special student resources, data sets, and annotated bibliographies of related readings. This essential text focuses on how real people worldwide experience old age, allowing students to understand fully how culture can dictate what may appear to be "natural" responses to elders and aging.
“ Insults to the Body Civil : Mistreatment of Elderly in Two Plains Indians Tribes . " Journal of Cross - Cultural Gerontology 7 : 3–23 . Maxwell , R. 1970. “ The Changing Status of Elders in a Polynesian Society .
Author: Jay Sokolovsky
Category: Social Science
This book is designed to help focus attention on, and development a sensitivity to, the need to include minority aging in the curricula for selected health and allied health professionals. The conference papers covers the topics of aging, culture, ethnicity, and the impact of race and ethnicity on aging.
place individuals in the most appropriate level of medical care , social workers must assess the individual ( patient ) within the context of that patient's environment . For elderly Indians , this means knowing the culture of the ...
The noteworthy quality of title VI is that it is designed to accomplish these same objectives for older Indians ... which facilitate what is most suited to the special needs of older Indians living in the context of their own culture .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Category: Older people
This collection of essays explores the intersection of religious, psychosocial, economic and cultural issues in relation to the dramatic demographic shifts we are facing on a global scale. Theologians, gerontologists, anthropologists and practitioners reflect on the meaning of aging in diverse contexts such as Indonesia, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland. Assuming that aging is an intricate process that encompasses enrichment and loss, the gain of wisdom and the loss of memory, and the expansion as well as the constraint of agency, the essays analyze how these dynamics play out in different cultural contexts. Special attention is given to the role of religion in processes of aging. [Religion und Altwerden. Interkulturelle und interdisziplinäre Erkundungen] Der Sammelband untersucht das Zusammenspiel religiöser, psychosozialer, ökonomischer und kultureller Aspekte in Bezug auf die dramatischen demographischen Veränderungen, mit denen wir in globaler Perspektive konfrontiert sind. Wissenschaftler und Praktiker reflektieren aus theologischer, gerontologischer, sozialpsychologischer und anthropologischer Perspektive die Bedeutung von Alterungsprozessen in unterschiedlichen Kontexten, z. B. in Indonesien, Südafrika, Tansania, Botswana, Deutschland, Mexiko und der Schweiz. Ausgehend von Überlegungen, die zeigen, dass Alterungsprozesse komplex sind und sowohl Bereicherung und Verlust, den Zugewinn an Weisheit und den Verlust von Erinnerungsfähigkeit sowie die Ausweitung als auch die Einschränkung von Handlungsfähigkeit beinhalten können, wird danach gefragt, welche Gestalt diese Dynamiken in unterschiedlichen Kontexten annehmen. Dabei kommt insbesondere die Bedeutung von Religion in den Blick.
Starting critically from these global concepts of modes of 'good aging,' some authors present relevant evidence of how religion and spirituality affect 'good aging' in particular cultural spaces, such as Tohit and colleagues for elderly ...
Author: Andrea Bieler
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Category: Social Science
Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. Offers detailed portraits of a broad range of experiences, including those of the homeless, the retirement community, sexual nonconformists, and the disabled. Addresses stereotypes of the aging process and provides diverse examples of individual experiences.
Red Cloud 's Folk A History of the Oglala Sioux Indians. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma Press. ... Life 's Career — Aging: Cultural Variations on Growing Old. Beverly Hills/London: Sage Publications. Powers, Marla N. 1986.
Author: Jaber F. Gubrium
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
This project is unique in the field for a number of reasons, both in structure and in content. Specifically, it will have leading experts on specific age groups (Childhood to Adolescence, Young Adulthood to Middle Age, and The Elderly) within the cultural groups of interest (European-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans) contribute a chapter covering current research on both positive and negative functioning for each population. Each chapter will present basic demographic information, strengths that contribute to resilience, and three significant challenges each group faces to maintaining mental health. Each chapter will then include an integrative section, where ideas are advanced about how the strengths of each group can be harnessed to address the challenges that group faces. To conclude, each chapter will propose future directions for research which addresses integrative approaches to mental health for each group, and the implications that such approaches could have for future treatment. The main points of each section of each chapter will be visually summarized in a concluding table.
Impact of mental disorders upon elderly American Indians as reflected in visits to ambulatory care facilities. ... In P. B. Pedersen, N. Sartorius, & A. J. Marsella (Eds.), Mental health services: The Cross-cultural context (pp.
Author: Edward Chang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Explore the needs of older women and ways to provide for them! Written by women, about women, and for women, Women As They Age, Second Edition highlights the realities of being an aging woman in a youth-oriented, male-dominated society, in which socioeconomic and gender stratification are the norm. In the eleven years since the publication of the original Women as They Age, there has been a great deal of research on the subject. This second edition is inclusive and current, providing valuable information on the needs and accomplishments of our present and future older population. Here you'll encounter women from the mainstream and minorities of all kinds, and come to a better understanding of their personal and family relationships, their sexuality, their concerns, and their feelings about death and dying. Public policies towards aging women are discussed, as are psychological and sociological perspectives. In its focus on older women, Women As They Age, Second Edition, highlights the challenges that these women present to professionals whose job it is, directly or indirectly, to provide assistance to the vast array of aging and aged women. This valuable multidisciplinary book--aimed at students, practitioners, administrators, and educators--addresses crucial issues in social work, nursing, psychology, sociology, gerontology, and economics. New subjects covered in this edition include: grandmothers raising grandchildren long-term care for aging women the current status of public policy as it pertains to older women older women's changing perspectives on sexuality new issues surrounding death and dying Women as They Age, Second Edition explores state-of-the-art and developmental perspectives across the professions of sociology, psychology, social work, and nursing. Also provided is a close examination of the unique issues facing older women--including public policy, employment discrimination, and social program adequacy and equity; the relationship of older women to family; sexuality and intimacy; and special concerns of minority women. This volume includes a practical resource guide that explores the services available to older women. While addressing the troublesome situations of older women worldwide, Women As They Age, Second Edition also celebrates their triumphs, accomplishments, and contributions.
Aging among American Indians: Income, security, health, and social support networks. In T.P. Miles (E.d.), ... In J . Sokolovsky (Ed), The cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives (Second edition) (pp. 386-389).
Author: Susan O Mercer
Category: Social Science