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- Disengagement theory is compared and contrasted to activity theory and continuity theory as a functionalist theory of social gerontology.
- Cumming, Elaine, and William E. Henry. 1961. Growing Old: The Process of Disengagement. New York: Basic Books.
- Quadagno, Jill S. 2014. Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- activity theory
- continuity theory
- social gerontology
OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Aging. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42973/1.3/).