Encyclopedia of Ageism
Edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Laurence Branch, Diane Harris
Routledge – 2005 – 368 pages
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 mediawith 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: