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Ageism

Bytheway, Bill (2005). Ageism. In: Johnson, Malcolm L.; Bengtson, Vern L.; Coleman, Peter G. and Kirkwood, Thomas B. L. eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 338–345.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521533708
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Abstract

Two definitions of ageism are offered: one narrow and the other broad. The history of the concept is reviewed, and then the contrast between individual and institutionalised ageism discussed. How gerontologists relate to ageism is considered in the context of anti-ageist action. I conclude with recommendations as to how gerontologists might contribute to the continuing struggle against ageism.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-521-82632-2, 978-0-521-82632-7
Keywords: ageism; individual; institutionalised; action; gerontology
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 4293
Depositing User: Bill Bytheway
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4293
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