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Empowerment and Disempowerment of the Olds (English): Book by L. Thara Bhai

Empowerment and Disempowerment of the Olds (English)

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ISBN: 9788186921609    Publisher: Decent Books Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 227        Language: English
The book emphasises on a deeper understanding of ageing in the society of today, viewing it as a precarious process, both at the individual and at the societal level. It takes into consideration the position...Read more
The book emphasises on a deeper understanding of ageing in the society of today, viewing it as a precarious process, both at the individual and at the societal level. It takes into consideration the position of the aged within the family and in the society, and the changes that have come about over the last few decades. Effects of globalization, break-up of the joint-family system, and the growing materialism and commercialization of society make the elderly viewed only from the "economic" perspective. The book examines certain theories on gerontology, pointing out that the workable theories should focus more on application so that the aged can benefit from such theories. It analyses the literature on the old: how different scholars and specialists have viewed ageing and its different aspects like the impact of genetic influences and the environment on ageing. Based on a field study, involving elderly from all castes and religious groups both in urban and rural areas, it delves deep into the need for empowerment of the aged. It argues that religion, community and the institutional stay have a direct correlation with the empowerment and disempowerment process, which has more impact on the upper than the lower castes. It undertakes case studies and comes up with interesting and significant observation. Personal income is considered the main source of empowerment. It significantly views institutional care of the old in the context of empowerment and disempowerment, analysing factors that force the old to choose to live in the old-age homes. The volume is a meticulous research work that will prove extremely relevant to scholars and students as a sociological study on ageing and the elderly especially in the Indian context.
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About the author: L. Thara Bhai
Dr. L. Thara Bhai, Ph.D., has been associated with the International Sociological Association as Vice President of RC22 and is a member of the Managing... Read more
Dr. L. Thara Bhai, Ph.D., has been associated with the International Sociological Association as Vice President of RC22 and is a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Sociological Association. She has specialised in religion and state, women's studies and gerontology and her research works include Woman in New Professions and Status of Widows in Contemporary Tamil Nadu.
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