By Todd D. Nelson
Besides race and gender, humans in most cases use age to categorize—and shape stereotypes about—others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one within which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will finally subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it really is particularly ordinary within the usa, the place most folks regard aging with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating effects. even though researchers have paid loads of consciousness to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. an enormous cause of this overlook is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers method retirement age, in spite of the fact that, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by way of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communique. The e-book offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on easy methods to decrease ageism for the impending "graying of America."
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