Todd D. Nelson's Ageism: stereotyping and prejudice against older persons PDF

By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

In addition to race and gender, humans more often than not use age to categorize—and shape stereotypes about—others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one during which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it really is specifically established within the usa, the place most folk regard getting older with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating effects. even supposing researchers have paid loads of realization to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. a huge explanation for this overlook is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially appropriate. As child boomers technique retirement age, in spite of the fact that, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity provides the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination via 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 the way to lessen ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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