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Age discrimination and diversity : multiple discrimination from an age perspective / edited by Malcolm Sargeant
Bib ID 5680713
Format BookBook
Description Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 
x, 211 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781107003774
1107003776
Summary

"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"--

"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"--

Full contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Context Malcolm Sargeant; 2. Multiple discrimination Lynn Roseberry; 3. Older women in the workplace Diane Grant; 4. Women and disadvantage in modern pensions systems Athina Vlachantoni; 5. Age and ethnicity Karen Kobashi and Sharon Koehn; 6. Sexual orientation, gender identity and age Malcolm Sargeant; 7. Age and disability Mark Priestly; 8. Age and health/social care Jose Luis-Fernandez and Sara Allin; 9. Age and class Alexandra Lopes. 
Notes

Machine generated contents note: 1. Context Malcolm Sargeant; 2. Multiple discrimination Lynn Roseberry; 3. Older women in the workplace Diane Grant; 4. Women and disadvantage in modern pensions systems Athina Vlachantoni; 5. Age and ethnicity Karen Kobashi and Sharon Koehn; 6. Sexual orientation, gender identity and age Malcolm Sargeant; 7. Age and disability Mark Priestly; 8. Age and health/social care Jose Luis-Fernandez and Sara Allin; 9. Age and class Alexandra Lopes.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Age discrimination.  |  Older people.  |  Ageism.  |  LAW / Labor & Employment
Other authors/contributors Sargeant, Malcolm

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