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ageism in Sociology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishageismage‧is‧m (also agism American English) /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SSunfair treatment of people because they are old syn age discriminationsee thesaurus at prejudice
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ageismThe major objective of the counsellor, especially the counsellor who actively seeks to combat ageism, is to encourage involvement.It is this process of socialisation - the gradual adoption of values and norms associated with social roles - which generates ageism.It is an aspect of ageism that old age is seen as asexual.We have earlier discussed the prevalence of ageism.It is imperative that young and middle-aged adults confront their own and each other's ageism.Particular attention is paid to ageism, and the part counselling can play in combating its effects.There may be unacceptable ageism in some, negative attitudes towards carers in others.Would our attitudes to our future selves - which is what ageism is truly about - be so negative?