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Encyclopedia of Ageism

Edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Laurence Branch, Diane Harris

Routledge – 2005 – 368 pages

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Description

Learn more about age discrimination and how it affects us all

The Encyclopedia of Ageism is a comprehensive review of over 125 aspects of ageism, alphabetically arranged for easy access. Written by 60 experts, the book examines topics such as anti-aging, stereotypes, and the media—with numerous references for further information. You'll find an alphabetical list of the entries, a detailed index, and a list of the entries categorized by subject, to help you find what you need fast. This resource will increase your awareness about the many facets of ageism and provide you with a wealth of concepts, theories, and facts about ageism.

This important resource exposes the many faces of dehumanization through the elder neglect and prejudice that results from today's worldwide youth-oriented culture. The Encyclopedia of Ageism will help you recognize ageism when you encounter it and avoid it in your own thinking and actions. The book is a valuable guide for anyone working with older people and for older people themselves.

With the Encyclopedia of Ageism, you will be able to identify personal, cultural, and institutional sources of ageism, such as:

  • age denial
  • age inequality/stratification
  • sexuality
  • scapegoating
  • abuse
  • the disengagement theory
  • and so much more!
This eye-opening reference shows how discrimination against elders can have consequences to the aged, the youth, the economy, and society as a whole. The Encyclopedia of Ageism promotes a future where the human rights of older persons are preserved and aging is considered a positive stage in the cycle of life. With this book, you will find strategies for reducing ageism, changing perceptions, and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens and—someday—yourself.

Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (Robert N. Butler)
  • Preface
  • List of Entries
  • Abuse in nursing homes
  • Abuse by elders in nursing homes
  • Advertising
  • African Americans
  • Age conflict
  • Age denial
  • Age inequality
  • Age norms
  • Age segregation
  • Age stratification
  • Aged as a minority group
  • Ageism in the Bible
  • Ageism survey
  • Age-specific public programs
  • Alcoholism
  • Antiaging medicine
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Assisted living
  • Attribution theory
  • Benefits of aging
  • Biological definitions of aging
  • Blaming the aged
  • Books
  • Botox
  • Cards
  • Change strategies
  • Changes in attitudes
  • Children’s attitudes
  • Children’s literature
  • Churches
  • Cohorts
  • Consent to treatment
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Costs of ageism
  • Criminal victimization
  • Cross-cultural ageism
  • Cultural lag
  • Cultural sources of ageism
  • Definitions
  • Demographic trends
  • Dentistry
  • Disability
  • Discounts
  • Disengagement theory
  • Driver’s license testing
  • Education
  • Employment discrimination
  • Ethical issues
  • Euphemisms
  • Face-lifts
  • Facts on Aging Quiz
  • Facts on Aging and Mental Health Quiz
  • Family
  • Financial abuse
  • Functional age
  • Future of ageism
  • Generational equity
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontocracy
  • Gerontology
  • Health care
  • Hispanics
  • History
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hollywood
  • Housing
  • Human rights of older persons
  • Humor
  • Hypertension
  • Individual sources of ageism
  • Intergenerational projects
  • Isolation
  • Japan
  • Journalism
  • Language
  • Legal review program
  • Legal system
  • Literature
  • Living wills
  • Mandatory retirement of judges
  • Measuring ageism in children
  • Medical students
  • Memory and cognitive function
  • Memory stereotypes
  • Mental illness
  • Modernization theory
  • Nursing
  • Nursing homes
  • Organizations opposing ageism
  • Patronizing
  • Pension bias
  • Perpetual youth
  • Physical therapy
  • Politics
  • Positive Aging Newsletter
  • Public policy
  • Reducing ageism
  • Responses to ageism
  • Retirement communities
  • Role expectations
  • Scapegoating
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy
  • Semantic differential scale
  • Senior centers
  • Sexism
  • Sexuality
  • Slogans
  • Social psychology
  • Social Security
  • Societal ageism
  • Songs
  • Stage theory
  • Stereotypes
  • Subcultures
  • Successful aging
  • Suicide
  • Tax breaks
  • Television
  • Terms preferred by older people
  • Theories of aging
  • Transportation
  • Types of ageists
  • Typologies
  • Unconscious ageism
  • Voice quality
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Name: Encyclopedia of Ageism (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Laurence Branch, Diane Harris. Learn more about age discrimination and how it affects us allThe Encyclopedia of Ageism is a comprehensive review of over 125 aspects of ageism, alphabetically arranged for easy access. Written by 60 experts, the book examines topics such as anti-aging,...
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