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Sociology of Ageing

  • Gangadhar Karalay - Former Executive Director, NTPC; Member of Academic Council and Chairman, Board of Studies in Rural Services in R. T. M. Nagpur University
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April 2022 | 280 pages | SAGE Texts
A comprehensive textbook that provides an invaluable introduction to the major issues involved in the study of ageing from a sociological perspective.

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.

Key Features:

• 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
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Demographic Perspective on Ageing Population
 
Biological Theories of Ageing
 
Psychological Theories of Ageing
 
Theoretical Perspective on Social Ageing
 
Social Dimensions of Ageing: Social Class
 
Roles, Ageism
 
Age Stereotypes and Elderly Issues
 
Work and Retirement
 
Social Support
 
Policies of State for Elderly
 
Challenges and Opportunities for Ageing Population
 
Theoretical Perspective on Successful Ageing
 
Physical and Psychological Strategies for Successful Ageing
 
Social and Life Strategies for Successful Ageing
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789354793981
£20.00