Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Social Sciences & Humanities for 2019.

Rekha Pande (University of Hyderabad, India) and Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Release Date: April, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 361|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4772-3
ISBN13: 9781522547723|ISBN10: 152254772X|EISBN13: 9781522547730


As people grow older, cultural issues arise. Recognizing how social influences guide and restrict people leads to a better understanding of one’s self and helps people as they age.

The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging provides emerging research on midlife issues, physical aspects of aging, and the emotional value in the context of the culture in which people are living. While highlighting topics such as elderly disabilities, quality of life, and gender dimensions, this publication explores self-esteem in older members of society. This book is an important resource for academicians, healthcare professionals, professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research on the social and cultural characteristics of growing old.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Dementia
  • Elderly Disabilities
  • Gender Dimensions
  • Inclusion and Exclusion
  • Quality of Life
  • Socio-Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Widowhood

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Prof. Rekha Pande is the Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Hyderabad. India. She has been the founding member of two Centers for Women’s Studies, one at Maulana Azad National Urdu University and the other at the University of Hyderabad. Her work is in the Inter disciplinary area of History and Women’s Studies. She has to her credit Fourteen books and about 150 papers in National and International Journals, Proceedings and Book chapters. She has been the Editor of, International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFJP), Rout ledge Taylor and Francis group, U.K. She also edited Foreign Policy Analysis, which is published by Blackwell, USA. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal, Palgrave Communication, London, Palgrave Macmillan, International Feminist Journal of Politics, IFJP, Taylor and Francis, Rout ledge, U.K. International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR). USA. She received the International Visiting Fellowship in the School of Policy Studies, in the University of Bristol, U.K. Academic Fellow, University of Buffalo, USA and International Visiting Scholar, at Maison De Research, Paris and Visiting Professorship at the University of Artois, Arras, France. Dr. Pande has been the National Core Group member of Mahila Samkhya Programme (Women’s empowerment), Government of India. As part of this programme, she was the Executive Council member of the Mahila Samakhya programme in Uttaranchal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar. She has been a member of the Feminist Jurisprudence Committee, National Commission for Women and Core Advisory Group and Sensitization and capacity building Towards Eliminating child labor, and Government of Andhra Pradesh. She also served as a National Resource Person for the University Grants Commission (UGC) for Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education. She is the Member of Board of Studies in a large number of Universities in India. She has widely traveled in India and abroad to deliver Key note addresses and lectures and present papers in National and International Conferences
Th.P. van der Weide received his Master’s degree in Mathematics at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1975, and the degree of PhD in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1980. He is currently full Professor in Information Retrieval and Information Systems (IRIS) in the section Digital Security of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) at Faculty of Science from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. His main research interests include Information Systems, information retrieval, hypertext, and knowledge based systems. He is involved in the Information Foraging Lab, an interdepartmental research group focusing on the development of models and techniques supporting modern knowledge workers. IFL is a collaboration between researchers from the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) from the Faculty of Science and the Language and Speech Unit of the Faculty of Arts, both at Radboud University Nijmegen. He also is involved in an extensive research program with public universities in Uganda, supported by Nuffic. For more information, see uganda.cs.ru.nl. His research activities in this project concentrate on introducing ICT in a developing context (for example, setting up an eHealth infrastructure based on mobile techniques, and employing agent technology in a secure way),using ICT in the educational process (on primary, secondary and tertiary level), and the impact of ICT on society, its culture and policy. His research in information retrieval and information systems is concerned with developing solutions to problems that arise in retrieving documents from modern distributed information systems, such as the World Wide Web. Th.P. van der Weide has much experience on all educational levels. At managerial levels, he has been director of the Nijmegen Teaching Institute for Computing and Information Science, and currently is the coordinator for the Information Science program. He has developed and taught many courses, and currently teaches the following courses: Domain Modeling Storage and Information Retrieval. He is also in charge of a community outreach project concerned with Information and Communication Technology in a different culture, an incubation course, called: GiPHouse International (a course where students learn to do an international ICT project).