Age Discrimination

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Russell House, 2005 - Social Science - 91 pages
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Some forms of discrimination, such as racism and sexism, have received widespread and in-depth attention, but age discrimination still has a relatively low profile. This important book raises awareness of the extent, nature and significance of the disadvantage such discrimination places older and younger people under. Well written and well informed, Age Discrimination is an excellent foundation for understanding age discrimination, how powerful a process it is and, most importantly, the serious consequences for those it affects. It explains how it comes about, how it can be avoided and how it can be challenged. It also shows how this form of discrimination goes largely unnoticed and has become 'part of the wallpaper', even to the extent that those who are discriminated against are either unaware of the discrimination, or recognise it but feel themselves undeserving of anything better.

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The Theory Base
The Implications for Practice
Discrimination and Oppression

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SUE THOMPSON is a director of Avenue Consulting Ltd and has extensive experience in the caring professions as a nurse, care manager, social worker and learning facilitator.She is an accredited social work practice teacher. NEIL THOMPSON is an independent consultant, trainer and author of many books. He was formerly Professor of Applied Social Studies at Staffordshire University, UK, and has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and North East Wales Institute (University of Wales).

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