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Lecture 5 (September 19).docx

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Health, Aging and Society
Course Code
HLTHAGE 1BB3
Professor
Jessica Gish

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Lecture 5 (Thursday, September 19, 2013) – Theory & Methods Interpretive: Strengths & Weaknesses ­ Strengths 1. Focus on the individual 2. Consideration of agency 3. Attention to social context 4. Analysis of the different meanings assigned to aging and aging experiences ­ Weaknesses 1. Little focus on social structure, power, and conflict  Functionalist: Key Assumptions ­ Social systems theory ­ Institutions work interdependently  ­ Society is like an organism ­ Institutions have functions ­ People fulfill roles and obligations because of shared norms and values  Disengagement Theory ­ From Cumming & Henry (1961) 1. Mutual withdrawal of individual and society to restore balance to the system because of the aging  process ­ Individuals withdraw from society and the society withdraws from individuals as well ­ Individuals desire to withdraw from the workforce/social responsibilities and obligations, and to  prepare from total disengagement 2. Disengagement is an evolutionary universal and beneficial for individuals and society  3. Total disengagement = death  Disengagement Theory: Weaknesses ­ Not been supported empirically ­ Justifies policies of mandatory retirement 1 Lecture 5 (Thursday, September 19, 2013) – Theory & Methods ­ Ignores that dif
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