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Ageism : Negative and Positive, 2nd ed - Erdman Ballagh Palmore

Ageism

Negative and Positive, 2nd ed

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In this updated edition, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageism-including the interesting notion of positive ageism, which projects onto the elderly as a group traditional virtues like wisdom and thrift. He discusses both the individual and social influences on attitudes toward the aged; analyzes institutional patterns of ageism; and explores ways to used to reduce the impact of ageism on the elderly. This book is a valuable resource and text for students and professionals interested in the sociology of aging in our society.

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Erdman Palmore has studied prejudice and discrimination toward older people in various ways throughout his distinguished career. Since publication of his ground breaking first edition, 10 years ago, there has been a growing interest and acceleration of research on the topic of ageism. In nontechnical language, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of the many different forms of ageism, including positive ageism, discusses the individual and social influences on ageism, analyzes institutional patterns, and explores methods that could be used to reduce ageism. This book is a valuable resource and text for students and professionals interested in the problems and opportunities of aging in our society. Useful educational tools include: A revised Appendix of the Facts on Aging Quizzes, as well as a totally new Appendix of Abstracts of recent publications on ageism.

Foreword
Preface
Concepts
Introduction and Basic Definitionsp. 3
Types of Ageismp. 19
The Meaning of Agep. 47
Causes And Consequences
Individual Sources of Ageismp. 61
Social Influencesp. 68
Cultural Sourcesp. 86
Consequencesp. 100
Institutional Patterns
The Economyp. 119
The Governmentp. 128
The Familyp. 135
Housing and Health Carep. 140
Reducing Ageism
Changing the Personp. 155
Changing the Structurep. 172
Strategies for Changep. 183
The Futurep. 192
The Facts on Aging Quizzesp. 201
Ageist Humorp. 206
App. C Annotated Bibliographyp. 216
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780826170026
ISBN-10: 0826170021
Series: SPRINGER
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised