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

By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans as a rule use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within which the individuals of the in-group (the younger) will finally sign up for the out-group (the old). even though ageism is located cross-culturally, it really is specially common within the usa, the place most folks regard aging with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with frequently devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of consciousness 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, besides the fact that, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination via researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and conversation. The booklet provides theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on tips to lessen ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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