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Caring for the Elderly: Social Gerontology in the Indian Context

by Tattwamasi Paltasingh and Renu Tyagi SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9789351502630
Format:
Hbk 316 pages
Price:
AU$122.00 NZ$124.35
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This book seeks to improve the quality of life of the elderly by means of policy suggestions that can be implemented by the government. Caring for the Elderly deals with aspects of social gerontology in the context of India. It focuses on managing various issues confronting the elderly today and the remedial measures that can be taken by care givers and society at large. Contributions from eminent scholars throw light on important concepts, such as population ageing and its associated impacts. In a rapidly changing world, there is a need to discuss issues related to the elderly population and their health and well-being in the social and economic context. Scholars and researchers of gerontology, anthropology, policy studies will find this book useful.

Foreword by Moneer Alam
Preface and Acknowledgments
Issues in Gerontology: An Introduction - Tattwamasi Paltasingh and Renu Tyagi
I: UNDERSTANDING GERONTOLOGY
Theories and Concepts in Gerontology: Disciplines and Discourses - Tattwamasi Paltasingh
II: SOCIAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Social Security for the Elderly: Issues and Evidences - Aswini Kumar Mishra
Tackling Poverty in Old Age - Anupama Datta
The Rights of the Elderly and Socio-economic Security - J John Kattakayam
III: HEALTH ISSUES: DIMENSIONS AND STRATEGIES
Social Context and Health Status of the Older Adults in India - Sanjeev Bakshi and Prasanta Pathak
Ageing and Cross-Cultural Variation in Health Issues - Satwanti Kapoor, Deepali Verma Renu Tyagi, N K Mungreiphy, Meenal Dhall, Prerna Bhasin, Heemanshu Aurora, Anup K Kapoor
Older People with Disability: Concerns and Policies - Indumathi Rao, Tattwamasi Paltasingh, Renu Tyagi
Prospective Approach to Healthy Ageing - Pawan Kumar and A M Khan
IV: GENDER AND CULTURE
Gender-sensitive Intervention for Elderly Women - Tattwamasi Paltasingh and Renu Tyagi
Ageing Women in India: Policy Response - Mala Kapur Shankardass
Imagining Old Age: Cultural Interpretations - Subhadra Mitra Channa
V: POSITIVE AGEING: OUTLOOK AND APPROACHES
Bridging Inter-generational Gap through School Education - A M Khan
Technology Support in Active Ageing - Usha Dixit and V C Goyal
Ageing Well and Way Forward - Renu Tyagi and Tattwamasi Paltasingh
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

Tattwamasi Paltasingh is an Associate Professor at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad. Renu Tyagi is an Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of Social Gerontology at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad.