Culture and aging

John van Willigen, N. K. Chadha, Juliana McDonald

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An attempt is made to integrate the two diverse concepts viz., ‘culture’ and aging based on different theoretical perspectives. During the course of life, individual learns to imbibe cultural ‘norms’ and ‘experiences’. Thus ‘chronological’ age and ‘cultural’ age are related yet distinct entity. Age stratification leads to formation of a ‘age-based subculture’, which brings with it varied negative implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Change
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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