Sociology of Aging

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  • Author :D.P. Saxena
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692727
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: VII, 140
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Ageing

About the Book :

This book seeks to analyse the bio-psycho, socio-economic and cultural aspects of aging problems in India. Based on a sociological study of 240 senior citizens of four categories retired university teachers, retired civil servants, elderly lawyers and doctors of Gorakhpur region in Uttar Pradesh, it locates their position in age, family, caste, community, profession, income group, present as well as past sources of income, securities and their inter-intra social relationship. It also explores ways and means of their socio-cultural adjustments to the aging problems. The book will be useful for sociologists, researchers, policy makers and development workers.

About Author :

D.P. Saxena (b. 1934) obtained Master Degrees in Economics (1956) & Sociology (1959) and LL.B. degree (1957) from Agra University. He joined Department of Sociology, Gorakhpur University in 1959. Further, he obtained Doctorate degree in Sociology from Gorakhpur University in 1967, on his research work on Causes and Consequences of Rural Emigration in East U.P.. Later on, he became Professor & Head, Sociology Department, Gorakhpur University. Besides teaching U.G. and P.G. classes in Sociology for about 35 years, he supervised more than a dozen Doctoral research works on various socio-economic and cultural problems. He conducted a UGC Research Project on Rural Towns in 1986. Another UGC Research Project on Sociology of Aging Among the Senior Citizens was conducted during 1998-2000 and its Final Report was submitted to the UGC in 2001. Some of his papers on theoretical issues on sociology were published in national and international journals of Sociology. He is a life member of Indian Sociology Society (New Delhi), Indian Society of Criminology (Madras) and Indian Gerontological Association (BHU, Varanasi). In the Annual Conference of Indian Sociological Society, he has been presenting for the last four years a status paper on Sociology of Aging under Research Committee No. 19 on Age and Social Structure of the Indian Sociological Society.