Ageism by Bill Bytheway

Ageism
has appeared in the media increasingly over the last twenty years.

*What is it?
*How are we affected?
*How does it relate to services for older people?

This book builds bridges between the wider age-conscious culture within
which people live their lives and the world of the caring professions. In the
first part, the literature on age prejudice and ageism is reviewed and set in
a historical context. A wide range of settings in which ageism is clearly apparent
are considered and then, in the third part, the author identifies a series of
issues that are basic in determining a theory of ageism. The book is written
in a style intended to engage the reader’s active involvement: how does
ageism relate to the beliefs the reader might have about older generations,
the ageing process and personal fears of the future? To what extent is
chronological age used in social control? The book discusses these issues not
just in relation to discrimination against ‘the elderly’ but right across the
life course.

The book:

* is referenced to readily available material such as newspapers and
biographies
* includes case studies to ensure that it relates to familiar, everyday
aspects of age
* includes illustrations – examples of ageism in advertizing, etc.

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Additional information

Book Author

Format

Paperback

Note

ISBN

0335191754

Condition

Used Very Good

Language

English

Pages

160

Year Published

1994

Publisher

Open University Press

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