Ageism

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Ageism

SKU# 9780826170026

Negative and Positive, 2nd Edition

Author: Erdman Palmore PhD

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In this updated edition, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageismóincluding 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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 17, 1999
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826170026
  • EISBN 9780826170033

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by George Maddox
    Preface
    Part I: Concepts
  1. Introduction and Basic Definitions
  2. Types of Ageism
  3. The Meaning of Age

  4. Part II: Causes and Consequences
  5. Individual Sources
  6. Social Influences
  7. Cultural Sources
  8. Consequences

  9. Part III: Institutional Patterns
  10. The Economy
  11. The Government
  12. The Family
  13. Housing and Health Care

  14. Part IV: Reducing Ageism
  15. Changing the Person
  16. Changing the Structure
  17. Strategies for Change
  18. The Future

  19. Appendix A: The Facts on Aging Quizzes
    Appendix B: Ageist Humor
    Appendix C: Annotated Bibliography
    References
    Index