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Unformatted text preview: agriculture to industry produces a progressive devaluation of aging Disengagement Theory- major structural functionalist perspective on aging; when people reach old age they disengage from their work roles and responsibilities, relinquishing them to younger workers so as to keep the society running smoothly Activity Theory- major symbolic interactionist perspective on aging; in order for people to age successfully, they must remain socially active throughout the life course Political Socialization- how political values ad attitudes develop over time in response to various environmental influences, including ones social locations and experiences of political events Age in Place- continuing to live in the homes they occupied while still in the labor force...
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- Fall '05