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This chair rocks : a manifesto against ageism / Ashton Applewhite.

Applewhite, Ashton, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.
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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford HQ 1061 .A6225 2019 (Text to phone) 30401147764587 Adult New Book Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: [New York, New York?] : Networked Books, [2016].
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Where ageism comes from and what it does -- Our ages, ourselves : identity -- Forget memory : the older brain -- Health, not youth : the older body -- No expiration date : sex and intimacy -- Not done yet : the workplace -- Long life is a team sport : the independence trap -- The bull looks different : the end of life -- Occupy age! : beyond ageism.
Summary, etc.:
Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. In our youth obsessed culture, we're bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance and vitality. Wrinkles are embarrassing. Gray hair should be colored and bald heads covered with implants. Older minds and bodies are too frail to keep up with the pace of the modern working world and olders should just step aside for the new generation. Ashton Applewhite once held these beliefs too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action. It's time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias. Whether you're older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!
Subject: Older people > Social conditions.
Self-realization in old age.
Ageism.

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