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Author Gangopadhyay, Jagriti, author
Title Culture, context and aging of older Indians : narratives from India and beyond / by Jagriti Gangopadhyay
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2021
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 132 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Introduction: Intersections between culture, context and aging -- The family business: Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in urban Ahmedabad -- Ageing in an eldercare institution in the industrial town of Jamshedpur -- global Ageing: Narratives of elite older couples from urban Delhi -- Loss of a life-partner: Self-Isolation in urban Kolkata -- Ageing and Transnationalism: Identity, Religion and later life experiences in Saskatoon -- Ageing across the globe and policy implications
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
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Older people -- Social aspects -- India
Older people -- Canada
Aging -- Social aspects -- India
Aging -- Social aspects -- Canada
Indians -- Social aspects -- Canada
Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
Geriatrics/Gerontology
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