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Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons by Todd D. Nelson PDF

By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

ISBN-10: 0262640570

ISBN-13: 9780262640572

Along with race and gender, humans quite often use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one during which the individuals of the in-group (the younger) will finally subscribe to the out-group (the old). even supposing ageism is located cross-culturally, it really is in particular commonly used within the usa, the place most folks regard growing old with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with frequently devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of cognizance to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. an important cause of this forget is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers strategy retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by means of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and conversation. The booklet offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on tips on how to lessen ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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