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The Resource Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America, Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America, Margaret Morganroth Gullette

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Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America
Title
Agewise
Title remainder
fighting the new ageism in America
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Title variation
Fighting the new ageism in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Let's face it: almost everyone fears growing older. We worry about losing our looks, our health, our jobs, our self-esteemand being supplanted in work and love by younger people. It feels like the natural, inevitable consequence of the passing years, but what if its not? What if nearly everything that we think of as the natural process of aging is anything but? In this book, the author, a renowned cultural critic reveals that much of what we dread about aging is actually the result of ageism which we can, and should, battle as strongly as we do racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry. Drawing on provocative and under reported evidence from biomedicine, literature, economics, and personal stories, she probes the ageism that drives discontent with our bodies, ourselves, and our accomplishmentsand makes us easy prey for marketers who want to sell us an illusory vision of youthful perfection. Even worse, rampant ageism causes society to discount, and at times completely discard, the wisdom and experience acquired by people over the course of adulthood. The costs both collective and personal of this culture of decline are almost incalculable, diminishing our workforce, robbing younger people of hope for a decent later life, and eroding the satisfactions and sense of productivity that should animate our later years. Once we open our eyes to the pervasiveness of ageism, however, we can begin to fight it and the author lays out ambitious plans for the whole life course, from teaching children anti-ageism to fortifying the social safety nets, and thus finally making possible the real pleasures and opportunities promised by the new longevity
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Gullette, Margaret Morganroth
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.G8633 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ageism
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Older people
Label
Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America, Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The new regimes of decline : a historical tsunami -- The Hidden Coercions of Ageism. The eskimo on the ice floe : is it aging or ageism that causes the pain? -- The mystery of Carolyn Heilbrun's suicide : fear of aging, ageism, and the "duty to die" -- The oldest have borne most : Katrina and the politics of later life -- In the Feminist Country of Later Life. Hormone nostalgia : estrogen, not menopause, is the public health menace -- Plastic wrap : turning against cosmetic surgery -- Improving sexuality across the life course : why sex for women is likely to get better with age -- Our Best and Longest-running Story. Why is telling progress narrative so necessary, and so difficult? -- The daughters' club : does Emma Woodhouse's father suffer from "dementia"? -- Overcoming the terror of forgetfulness : why America's escalating dread of memory loss is dangerous to our human relations, our mental health, and public policy -- Elegies and romances of later life : are there better ways to tell our saddest later-life stories? -- The next angels in America
Control code
sky235398641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780226310732
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 03/17
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America, Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The new regimes of decline : a historical tsunami -- The Hidden Coercions of Ageism. The eskimo on the ice floe : is it aging or ageism that causes the pain? -- The mystery of Carolyn Heilbrun's suicide : fear of aging, ageism, and the "duty to die" -- The oldest have borne most : Katrina and the politics of later life -- In the Feminist Country of Later Life. Hormone nostalgia : estrogen, not menopause, is the public health menace -- Plastic wrap : turning against cosmetic surgery -- Improving sexuality across the life course : why sex for women is likely to get better with age -- Our Best and Longest-running Story. Why is telling progress narrative so necessary, and so difficult? -- The daughters' club : does Emma Woodhouse's father suffer from "dementia"? -- Overcoming the terror of forgetfulness : why America's escalating dread of memory loss is dangerous to our human relations, our mental health, and public policy -- Elegies and romances of later life : are there better ways to tell our saddest later-life stories? -- The next angels in America
Control code
sky235398641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780226310732
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 03/17
Other physical details
illustrations

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