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Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America
Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America Margaret Morganroth Gullette 0226310736 9780226310732 <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Lets face it: almost everyonefears growing older. We worry about losing our looks, our health, our jobs, our
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Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

<p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Lets face it: almost everyonefears 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?</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt></p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>In<i>Agewise</i>, renowned cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette reveals that much of what we dread about aging is actually the result of<i>ageism</i>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, Gullette probes the ageism thatdrives discontent with our bodies, our selves, 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 costsboth collective and personalof 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.</p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt></p> <p style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Once we open our eyes to the pervasiveness of ageism, however, we can begin to fight itand Gullette 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. A bracing, controversial call to arms,<i>Agewise</i>will surprise, enlighten, and, perhaps most important, bring hope to readers of all ages.</p

Author: Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2011-04-15

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