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Ageism: we are our own worst enemy

Sargent-Cox, Kerry

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In 1969, Butler (1969) first coined the term “ageism” to confront “prejudice by one age group toward other age groups” (pp. 243). As with other “isms,” such as racism and sexism, ageism leads to bigotry and discrimination, though it is a very distinct beast in that, for the most part, other “isms” refer to those different from ourselves: distinct, mutually exclusive, and impervious groups. Conversely, age is a fluid social construct in which we are all intimately bound as we move through the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232472
Source: International Psychogeriatrics
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610216001939

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