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Getting wise about getting old : debunking myths about aging

Billette, Véronique; Marier, Patrick et Séguin, Anne-Marie (2020). Getting wise about getting old : debunking myths about aging [Livre]

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A grey tsunami is sweeping the land, wreaking social and financial havoc in its wake. Sound familiar? This myth about aging, along with twenty-eight others, is the focus of Getting Wise about Getting Old, which paints a far more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age. In it, experts debunk myths and persistent stereotypes about aging on a broad array of social issues – from retirement (seniors are low-performance workers) to housing (most older adults live in long-term care accommodation), and violence (senior women are not victims of sexual assault) to political participation (seniors are conservative and resistant to change) – deconstructing and countering them with the latest findings. The work of two leading research groups in Quebec, the short and accessible chapters of this vitally important book contribute to a better understanding of the social challenges, as well as the advantages, of an aging society.

Type de document: Livre
Informations complémentaires: Traduction de : Les vieillissements sous la loupe (2018)
Mots-clés libres: vieillissement; personne âgée; vieillesse; gérontologie; aîné; jeux sociaux du vieillissement; santé
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 30 nov. 2021 14:53
Dernière modification: 30 nov. 2021 14:53
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12093

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