By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

In addition to race and gender, humans in general use age to categorize—and shape stereotypes about—others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately sign up for the out-group (the old). even though ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is specifically conventional within the usa, the place most folks regard growing older with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with frequently devastating effects. even if researchers have paid loads of cognizance to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. an immense cause of this overlook is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers process retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by means of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and verbal exchange. The ebook offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on easy methods to decrease ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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