The Resource Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons, edited by Todd D. Nelson

Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons, edited by Todd D. Nelson

Label
Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons
Title
Ageism
Title remainder
stereotyping and prejudice against older persons
Statement of responsibility
edited by Todd D. Nelson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Along with race and gender, people commonly use age to categorize -- and form stereotypes about -- others. Of the three categories, age is the only one in which the members of the in-group (the young) will eventually join the out-group (the old). Although ageism is found cross-culturally, it is especially prevalent in the United States, where most people regard growing older with depression, fear, and anxiety. Older people in the United States are stigmatized and marginalized, with often devastating consequences. Although researchers have paid a great deal of attention to racism and sexism, there has been a dearth of research on ageism. A major reason for this neglect is that age prejudice is still considered socially acceptable. As baby boomers approach retirement age, however, there has been increased academic and popular interest in aging. This volume presents the current thinking on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communication. The book presents theoretical and empirical findings on the origins and effects of ageism, as well as suggestions on how to reduce ageism for the approaching "graying of America."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.26/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.A42442 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bradford Bks
Label
Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons, edited by Todd D. Nelson
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doddering but dear: process, content, and function in stereotyping of older persons / Amy J.C. Cuddy and Susan T. Fiske -- Ageism: denying the face of the future / Jeff Greenberg, Jeff Schimel, and Andy Mertens -- Implicit ageism / Becca R. Levy and Mahzarin R. Banaji -- A social-developmental view of ageism / Joann M. Montepare and Leslie A. Zebrowitz -- Attitudes toward older adults / Mary E. Kite and Lisa Smith Wagner -- Ageism in the workplace: a communication perspective / Robert McCann and Howard Giles -- Ageist behavior / Monisha Pasupathi and Corinna E. Löckenhoff -- The paradox of well-being, identity processes, and stereotype threat: ageism and its potential relationships to self in later life / Susan Krauss Whitbourne And Joel R. Sneed -- Acting your age / Sarit A. Golub, Allan Filipowicz, and Ellen J. Langer -- Will families support their elders? Answers from across cultures / Sik Hung Ng -- Reducing ageism / Valerie Braithwaite -- Thirty years of ageism research / Jody A. Wilkinson and Kenneth F. Ferraro
Control code
ocm52304440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585448442
Lccn
2001044756
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35642464
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52304440
  • pebcs0262140772

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