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Title Age Discrimination and Diversity : Multiple Discrimination from an Age Perspective / edited by Malcolm Sargeant
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Ageism and age discrimination / Malcolm Sargeant -- 2. Multiple discrimination / Lynn Roseberry -- 3. Older women, work and the impact of discrimination / Diane Grant -- 4. Still disadvantaged?Women inmodern pension systems / Athina Vlachantoni -- 5. Ageing and social class: towards a dynamic approach to class inequalities in old age / Alexandra Lopes -- 6. Age, sexual orientation and gender identity / Malcolm Sargeant -- 7. Age and ethnicity / Sharon Koehn and Karen Kobayashi -- 8. Disability and age discrimination / Gabrielle Mastin and Mark Priestley -- 9. New approaches for understanding inequalities in service use among older people / Sara Allin and Jose-Luis Fernandez
Summary "This book is about the diversity of older people and the discrimination that results. Older people are often stereotyped according to their age. Age stereotyping is concerned with associating certain characteristics, or the lack of them, with certain ages. It in effect homogenises the particular age group as being all the same, rather than recognising any diversity within that age group (Robinson, Gustafson, and Popovich 2008). There is an impression that older people share certain attributes, patterns of behaviour, appearances and beliefs (Ward et al 2008). This stereotyping according to age is not restricted to older people of course and can apply to all ages and age groups. Here is a useful quote to that illustrates how the issue of age pervades many aspects of the life course: Our lives are defined by ageing: the ages at which we can learn to drive, vote, have sex, buy a house, or retire, get a pension, travel by bus for free. More subtle are the implicit boundaries that curtail our lives: the 'safe' age to have children, the 'experience' needed to fill the boss's role, the physical strength needed for some jobs. Society is continually making judgments about when you are too old for something - and when you are too old"-- Provided by publisher
"This volume of essays is concerned with the discrimination against older people that results from a failure to recognise their diversity. By considering the unique combinations of discrimination that arise from the interrelationship of age and gender, pensions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class and disability, the contributors demonstrate that the discrimination suffered is multiple in nature. It is the combination of these characteristics that leads to the need for more complex ways of tackling age discrimination"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource and print version record
Subject Age discrimination.
Older people.
Form Electronic book
Author Sargeant, Malcolm, editor
LC no. 2011001814
ISBN 0511777191 (electronic bk.)
1139115383 (electronic bk.)
1139128213 (electronic bk.)
9780511777196 (electronic bk.)
9781139115384 (electronic bk.)
9781139128216 (electronic bk.)