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Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons (MIT Press)

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ISBN 10: 0262640570 / ISBN 13: 9780262640572
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0262640570 Student Edition. Heavy wrinkling from liquid damage. Does not affect the text. Heavy wear, fading, creasing, Curling or tears on the cover and spine May be missing front or back cover. May have used stickers or residue. May be loose-leaf version. Good binding with NO apparent loose or torn pages. Heavy writing, highlighting and marker. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with used books. Book may have additional damage or defects not listed above. Bookseller Inventory # 0262640570-4

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Title: Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against ...

Publisher: A Bradford Book

Binding: PAPERBACK

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Along with race and gender, people commonly use age to categorize -- and form stereotypes about -- others. Of the three categories, age is the only one in which the members of the in-group (the young) will eventually join the out-group (the old). Although ageism is found cross-culturally, it is especially prevalent in the United States, where most people regard growing older with depression, fear, and anxiety. Older people in the United States are stigmatized and marginalized, with often devastating consequences.

Although researchers have paid a great deal of attention to racism and sexism, there has been a dearth of research on ageism. A major reason for this neglect is that age prejudice is still considered socially acceptable. As baby boomers approach retirement age, however, there has been increased academic and popular interest in aging. This volume presents the current thinking on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communication. The book presents theoretical and empirical findings on the origins and effects of ageism, as well as suggestions on how to reduce ageism for the approaching "graying of America."

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"Timely and relevant, this book brings basic and applied scientific perspectives to examine ageism, its origins and its consequences."
--Mark Snyder, McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology, University of Minnesota

"For researchers and policy makers seeking to understand the psychology of ageism, this book defines the state of the art. Broad-ranging in scope and featuring contributions from an impressive and diverse set of leading scholars, this is an indispensable volume for anyone interested in age-related prejudice."
--Galen V. Bodenhausen, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

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