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Ageism Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Prejudice against a person on the grounds of age in the belief that the age category is inferior to other age categories and that unequal treatment is therefore justified.
Ageism Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Ageism, or age discrimination is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups because of their age. It is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age based prejudice, discrimination, and subordination. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism. Butler defined ageism as a combination of three connected elements. Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about older people The term has also been used to describe prejudice and discrimination against adolescents and ren, including ignoring their ideas because they are too young, or assuming that they should behave in certain ways because of their age.
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Ageism Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
Similar to the dynamics of racism and sexism. It is a set of attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about the aging process and of people who have been arbitrarily defined as no longer able to be productive because of advancing age, which influence and direct one's interactions with elderly people. Agism is the discrimination and prejudice against elderly people based on mythologies about the aging process.
Ageism Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
1. discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
(hypernym) discrimination, favoritism, favouritism