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The Resource This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism, Ashton Applewhite

This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism, Ashton Applewhite

Label
This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism
Title
This chair rocks
Title remainder
a manifesto against ageism
Statement of responsibility
Ashton Applewhite
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. In our youth obsessed culture, we're bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance and vitality. Wrinkles are embarrassing. Gray hair should be colored and bald heads covered with implants. Older minds and bodies are too frail to keep up with the pace of the modern working world and olders should just step aside for the new generation. Ashton Applewhite once held these beliefs too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action. It's time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias. Whether you're older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!
  • In our youth obsessed culture, we're bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years. Applewhite traces her own journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myths about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function. She believes it's time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Applewhite, Ashton
Dewey number
155.67/19
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HQ1061
  • BF724.85.S45
LC item number
  • .A6225 2019
  • A77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization in old age
  • Ageism
  • Older people
Label
This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism, Ashton Applewhite
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York, New York?] : Networked Books, [2016]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where ageism comes from and what it does -- Our ages, ourselves : identity -- Forget memory : the older brain -- Health, not youth : the older body -- No expiration date : sex and intimacy -- Not done yet : the workplace -- Long life is a team sport : the independence trap -- The bull looks different : the end of life -- Occupy age! : beyond ageism
Control code
on1036104833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250311481
Lccn
2018961339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104833
Label
This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism, Ashton Applewhite
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York, New York?] : Networked Books, [2016]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where ageism comes from and what it does -- Our ages, ourselves : identity -- Forget memory : the older brain -- Health, not youth : the older body -- No expiration date : sex and intimacy -- Not done yet : the workplace -- Long life is a team sport : the independence trap -- The bull looks different : the end of life -- Occupy age! : beyond ageism
Control code
on1036104833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250311481
Lccn
2018961339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104833

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