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Caring for Old Age

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Book Series: Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality ISBN: 9783947732937 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.597 Language: English
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- Languages and Literatures
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Many societies are experiencing growing longevity and population ageing simultaneously with increasing urbanization and mobilities. Such fundamental demographic and structural shifts have been reflected in a multitude of narratives and strategies how to “age well” in view of rapidly transforming environments, mobilities of people and changing social relations. This volume explores the transcultural dimensions of ageing and care through close-up ethnographic and literary case studies in South Asia, as well as one European case study from a South Asian researcher’s view. By critically engaging with Eurocentric aspects in ageing studies, the eleven contributions of this volume highlight how perspectives from the Global South shed light on transcultural entanglements and connectivities of experiences of care and ageing.

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South Asia --- ageing --- care --- Südasien --- altern --- pflege

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Book Series: Beitrage zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783847402572 9783847406365 Year: Pages: 273 DOI: 10.3224/84740636 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social Sciences
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Older people today find themselves in a more favourable life situation than previous generations: Many of them have a high standard of living, a high level of education and good health. In view of this potential, the question arises as to what plans and ideas older people have today about living in the "third age". What decisions do they make in their transition to retirement with regard to further employment participation, civil society involvement or family support? This volume presents current findings from the interdisciplinary study "Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP)" by the Federal Institute for Population Research on the life plans, potentials and transitions of 55- to 70-year-olds in Germany. In addition to presenting current scientific results, the volume aims to derive recommendations for action for politicians, companies and civil society organisations - and not least for the elderly themselves.

Sport, Lebensalter und Gesundheit. Soziologische, leistungsbiographische, anthropometrische und medizinische Untersuchungen an Kraft-, Ausdauer- und Nichtsportlern im Seniorenalter

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Book Series: Karlsruher sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge ISSN: 1862748X ISBN: 3937300996 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 435 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000004601 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Sports Science
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Significant changes in average life expectancy make it necessary to focus this study on the development of the physical capacity of humans in the aging process.On the basis of 178 different tests, 241 male test persons will be examined, 74 of them strength athletes, 112 endurance athletes and 55 non-athletes. All of the athletes surveyed are still active and members of the relevant national sports associations. The test persons are divided into two age groups (31 to 49 and 50 to 73 years).The tests collect data from the fields of sociology, performance biography, anthropology, anamnesis, motor skills, cardiovascular and lung function parameters at rest and under stress as well as fat and protein metabolism.The results should show the extent to which strength or endurance training or athletic inactivity influences the body at different stages of seniors and that gerontological research must increasingly have its place in the field of sports science.

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