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By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

ISBN-10: 0262640570

ISBN-13: 9780262640572

Along with race and gender, humans normally 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 ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even though ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is in particular everyday within the usa, the place most folk regard aging with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of realization to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. a massive cause of this overlook is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers process retirement age, in spite of the fact that, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity provides 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 find out how to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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