Gender, ageing and empowerment: issues in contemporary African gerontology

  • Maria G. Cattell President, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology


Empowerment is a key concept in many contemporary endeavours, including social research and social action, its meaning may vary according to disciplinary perspectives, political objectives and other factors. But surely it includes elements of having choices and making decisions, being to some extent in control of one's life and the social and economic environment in which one lives that life.


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