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Sociology of Aging

D P Saxena (Author)
Synopsis 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.
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About the author

D P Saxena

Dr. Dhirendra Prakash Saxena (b. 1934) has had a brilliant academic career. After passing M.A. (Economics) in Ist Division also M.A. Sociology in Ist Division with Ist Rank in the Universtiy, he obtained LL.B. and Ph.D. degrees. A seasoned and experienced teacher and research guide, Dr. Saxena's professional career spans over three decades. His subjects of specialisation are Sociological Theory, Sociology of Rural Emigration, Sociology of Deviance, Social Research and Sociology of Development. He participated in about 50 National and State level seminars, workshops and conferences and the two World Congresses. He was invited to deliver lectures and as a special invitee at various places in the country. He has published two Research papers in International Journals and about thirty-five Research Papers in the National journals. He is the author of Rururban Migration in India. Currently he is serving as Professor and Head, Sociology Department, and Dean, Students Welfare, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur (U.P.) India.

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Title Sociology of Aging
Author D P Saxena
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180692728
length xii+140p., Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.