By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

ISBN-10: 0262640570

ISBN-13: 9780262640572

Along with race and gender, humans mostly use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within 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 truly is particularly generic within the usa, the place most folks regard getting older with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of cognizance to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. an immense explanation for this forget is that age prejudice continues to be thought of socially appropriate. As child boomers method retirement age, in spite of the fact that, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination through 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 right way to decrease ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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