Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons by Todd D. Nelson

By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans quite often use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within which the contributors of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is particularly accepted within the usa, the place most folk regard getting older with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with frequently devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of recognition to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. an important reason behind this overlook is that age prejudice continues to be thought of socially appropriate. 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 considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination through researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and verbal exchange. The e-book provides theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on easy methods to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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