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Sociology

Please review the article and other materials and respond to the question below.

http://open.lib.umn.edu/sociology/chapter/12-3-sociological-perspectives-on-aging/

  1. Which theory of aging—disengagement theory, activity theory, or conflict theory—makes the most sense to you? Why?

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Sociology Please review the article and other materials and respond to the question below. http://open.lib.umn.edu/sociology/chapter/12-3-sociological-perspectives-on-aging/ 1. Which theory of aging—disengagement theory, activity theory, or conflict theory— makes the most sense to you? Why? References 2 to 3 pages ...
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Running head: THEORIES OF AGING

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Theories of Aging
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THEORIES OF AGING

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Theories of Aging
Different theories explain aging from a sociological perspective. They include the
disengagement, activity, and conflict theories which explain the changes in the roles of the aged
population in the society as well as the changes in their relationships with different people in
their lives. Of the three theories, the conflict theory makes more sense to me and appears more
accurate based on my observation and research. In this essay, I discuss the conflict theory and
explain why it makes more sense compared to the other two theories.
The Conflict Theory
In sociology, the conflict theory argues that the society is perpetually in conflict as
different groups of people fight for dominance and power amidst the limited available resources.
Consequently, some groups such as the elderly are discriminated against. With respect to aging,
therefore, the t...

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