Encyclopedia of Ageism
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Encyclopedia of Ageism by Erdman Ballagh Palmore
Book DescriptionLearn more about age discrimination and how it affects us all The Encyclopedia of Ageism is a comprehensive review of over 125 aspects of ageism, alphabetically arranged for easy access. Written by 60 experts, the book examines topics such as anti-aging, stereotypes, and the media--with numerous references for further information. You'll find an alphabetical list of the entries, a detailed index, and a list of the entries categorized by subject, to help you find what you need fast. This resource will increase your awareness about the many facets of ageism and provide you with a wealth of concepts, theories, and facts about ageism. This important resource exposes the many faces of dehumanization through the elder neglect and prejudice that results from today's worldwide youth-oriented culture. The Encyclopedia of Ageism will help you recognize ageism when you encounter it and avoid it in your own thinking and actions. The book is a valuable guide for anyone working with older people and for older people themselves. With the Encyclopedia of Ageism, you will be able to identify personal, cultural, and institutional sources of ageism, such as: * age denial * age inequality/stratification * sexuality * scapegoating * abuse * the disengagement theory * and so much more!This eye-opening reference shows how discrimination against elders can have consequences to the aged, the youth, the economy, and society as a whole. The Encyclopedia of Ageism promotes a future where the human rights of older persons are preserved and aging is considered a positive stage in the cycle of life. With this book, you will find strategies for reducing ageism, changing perceptions, and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens and--someday--yourself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789018908
(216mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Erdman Ballagh Palmore
Ageism, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Erdman Ballagh Palmore
Provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageism. This work discusses both the individual and social influences on attitudes toward the aged; analyzes institutional patterns of ageism; and explores ways to used to reduce the impact of ageism on the elderly. It is useful for those interested in sociology of aging in our society.
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