Sociology of Ageing seeks to analyse the biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects of ageing problems in India. Spanned over 13 chapters, the textbook extensively covers theoretical and demographic perspectives on ageing, social dimensions, social support, and state policies. It describes the challenges faced by the elderly and avenues of opportunities available to them to remain actively engaged in life. This textbook widely refers to research works beyond the disciplinary boundary of sociology to help develop a lucid yet critical understanding of sociological ageing.
This textbook will be of interest to the students of sociology, gerontology, health and social care, and professionals working with older people.
• First-of-its-kind textbook focused on the Indian context
• Highlights variability and diversity in ageing processes
• Provides a holistic understanding of each topic
• Each chapter aided by insightful pedagogical features such as learning outcomes, key terms and points for classroom discussion