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The impact of age-related risks and inequalities on mental health in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In broad terms there are two sets of age-related risks to mental health. The first set are those arising directly from experiences and losses common to later life, including physical ill health ... More


The Right to Self-Determination: Ageism in Two Dutch Children’s Books on the Voluntary Death of Elderly People

Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two recent Dutch children’s books by Koos Meinderts and Marjolijn Hof that address euthanasia and the right to self-determination at every age. The Netherlands is a country ... More


Extremely Close Generations: Childhood and Old Age in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Novel

Vanessa Joosen

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas senescence is a topic that is gaining ground in adult literature, child characters seldom play a significant role in these narratives. One book which does center on the relationship between ... More


Grandparents and Grandchildren in The Simpsons: Intergenerational Rupture and Prefigurative Culture

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau employ an anthropological theoretical framework to interpret the intergenerational relationships in the American television series The Simpsons as an instance ... More


* Successful ageing: from cell to self

Sonia J. Lupien and Nathalie Wan

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion on ‘ageism’, which is defined as the ‘process of systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old…’, and the recent developments ... More


Beyond Objectification and Fetishization: Telling the Story of the Baby Dolls through the Visual Arts

Sarah Anita Clunis

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This Chapter is about the aggressive female sexuality and defiance of restrictions and values demonstrated by the feminist performativity of the New Orleans Baby Dolls and the contemporary art that ... More


Age discrimination as a source of exclusion in Europe: the need for a human rights plan for older persons

Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams, and Philippe Chastonay

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In addressing age discrimination, a major driver of exclusion in later life, Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams and Philippe Chastonay examine steps being taken in Europe and through the United ... More


Robert: “I’m a Pusher and I Don’t Like to Hear the Word No”

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190276348
eISBN:
9780190276379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Robert says that sometimes he does not recognize the body reflected in the mirror. He says he was leaner and handsome when younger than his present 65 years of age. He is fighting the aging of his ... More


Adam: “Age Is Just a Number; I Don’t Necessarily Put Much Stock in It”

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190276348
eISBN:
9780190276379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Adam sero-converted 2 years before our interview, at the age of 54. He has encountered stigma because of his sexual orientation, HIV status, and his older age—old age in the eyes of gay male culture. ... More


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