International Perspectives on Aging
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Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism

Herausgeber: Ayalon, Liat, Tesch-Römer, Clemens (Eds.)

  • This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on current developments in the field of ageism
  • Represents a cross-national and multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Describes all aspects of ageism from its origins to its consequences
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Über dieses Buch

This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.

Über die Autor*innen

Prof. Liat Ayalon is a clinical geropsychologist and a researcher at Bar Ilan University, Israel. She is the author of over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She is the chair of an EU funded COST Action on ageism (IS1402;, which has more than 200 international members from 35 countries. She is also a member of the Israel Young Academy and the Global Young Academy. She is the recipient of several international awards, including an award from the American Geriatrics Society, the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology and from the University of Michigan. Her research concerns the health and wellbeing of older adults and the people who care for them with a particular focus on age discrimination.  
Prof. Dr. Clemens Tesch-Roemer is a psychologist, director of the German Centre of Gerontology in Berlin (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Altersfragen, DZA) and adjunct professor at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1998 he has been member of the Expert Committees for the German Federal Government for reporting on the life situation of the elderly in Germany. Current research interests: Quality of life and well-being in old age, health and health behavior, social relations and social integration of older persons, intergenerational family solidarity and societal solidarity, comparative ageing research. He currently is (and has been in the past) principal investigator of European and German surveys and research networks: COST Network 1402 “Ageism” (since 2014), German Ageing Survey (DEAS, since 2001), German Volunteering Survey (FWS, since 2012), Autonomy Despite Multimorbidity (AMA, 2008-2013), Old Age and Autonomy: The Role of Service Systems and Intergenerational Family Solidarity (OASIS, 2000-2003).

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“Ayalon and Tesch-Römer’s edited volume takes a social science approach to meticulously examine ageism from various points of view. … The goals for the book include uncovering the origins and manifestations of ageism, to better understand how often and in what situations ageism occurs, and reviewing research designs and interventions that may be effective in countering ageism in a variety of settings and sectors.” (Kate de Medeiros, The Gerontologist, April 13, 2019)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (32 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (32 Kapitel)
  • Introduction to the Section: Ageism—Concept and Origins

    Seiten 1-10

    Ayalon, Liat (et al.)

  • Ageism: The Relationship between Age Stereotypes and Age Discrimination

    Seiten 11-31

    Voss, Peggy (et al.)

  • Multiple Marginalizations Based on Age: Gendered Ageism and Beyond

    Seiten 33-50

    Krekula, Clary (et al.)

  • Origins of Ageism at the Individual Level

    Seiten 51-72

    Lev, Sagit (et al.)

  • Work Environment and the Origin of Ageism

    Seiten 73-90

    Naegele, Laura (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73820-8
  • Dieses Buch ist ein Open Access Buch und ist frei zugänglich auf
Hardcover 53,49 €
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Softcover 53,49 €
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism
  • Liat Ayalon
  • Clemens Tesch-Römer
Titel der Buchreihe
International Perspectives on Aging
Buchreihen Band
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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Hardcover ISBN
Softcover ISBN
Buchreihen ISSN
XXX, 564
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12 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen