Encyclopedia of Ageism

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The Encyclopedia of Ageism is a comprehensive review of over 125 aspects of ageism, alphabetically arranged for easy access. Written by 60 experts on these topics, each entry in this text contains references for further information. The book provides 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 is designed to increase awareness about the many facets of ageism and provide a wealth of concepts, theories, and facts. It exposes the many faces of dehumanization through the elder neglect and prejudice that results from today's worldwide youth-oriented culture. The book is a valuable guide for anyone working with older people and for older people themselves.

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What People Are Saying

George L. Maddox PhD
George L. Maddox, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medical Sociology, Duke University Center for Aging
A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR INVESTIGATORS, TEACHERS, AND PROGRAM MANAGERS interested in reducing age discrimination and promoting positive attitudes toward older adults. This volume not only documents the persistence of negative attitudes and behavior toward older adults in American society but also SUGGESTS PRACTICAL WAYS TO COUNTER AGE DISCRIMINATION. It not only brings together in a single source three decades of research about the origins and manifestations of ageism but also presents ways to combat it.
Leonard W. Poon PhD
Leonard W. Poon, PhD, Dr. Phil (hc), Professor of Psychology, Chair, Faculty of Gerontology, and Director, Gerontology Center, University of Georgia
THIS ENCYCLOPEDIA WILL DEFINITELY FACILITATE THE STUDY OF AGEISM AND EDUCATE ALL OF US in ways of thinking about aging and the aged. Topics include definitions, measurements, sources, consequences, different environments and institutions that foster ageism, and ways to reduce ageism and change societal attitudes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789018892
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Religion and Mental Health Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of 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
  • 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
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