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The Image Of Older Adults In The Media
     

The Image Of Older Adults In The Media

by Frank Nuessel
 

The status of older adults has become increasingly important in our aging society. Print and non-print media both reflect and shape society's attitude toward the aged. This bibliography documents the now extensive research on the depiction of older adults in print and non-print media. The volume includes more than 550 entries for books and articles. The entries are

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The status of older adults has become increasingly important in our aging society. Print and non-print media both reflect and shape society's attitude toward the aged. This bibliography documents the now extensive research on the depiction of older adults in print and non-print media. The volume includes more than 550 entries for books and articles. The entries are arranged in 21 topical chapters, and each citation is accompanied by a detailed annotation. The author and subject indexes that conclude the work enhance its value as a reference.

The volume begins with an introduction that discusses the depiction of the aged in various media forms, and which considers issues such as ageism, stereotypes of the elderly, and the nature of communication. Bibliographic entries follow. The first set of chapters include entries for related bibliographies and on works that treat general topics about aging and communications. The next set of chapters contains entries on images of the older adult in different print media, including literature, newspapers, greeting cards, and magazines. A final set of chapters considers the depiction of older adults in non-print media, such as music, film, and television.

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Cites over 550 books and articles dealing with the depiction of older adults in print and non-print media. The substantially annotated articles are arranged in such topical sections as ageism, media guidelines, children's literature, greeting cards, and television. Related bibliographies are also noted. An introduction summarizes the issues. Indexed by author and subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313280184
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/24/1992
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Gerontology Series , #18
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

FRANK NUESSEL is Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Louisville. His broad research includes humanistic studies of aging, Hispanic linguistics, and Italian studies. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Hispanic Linguistics and the Journal of Literary Semantics, and has authored several books, including The Study of Names: A Guide to the Principles and Topics (Greenwood Press, 1992).

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