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Gullette, Margaret Morganroth
Agewise : fighting the new ageism in America / Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Alternate Title Fighting the new ageism in America
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ1061 .G8633 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ageism
Aging -- Social aspects
Aging -- Psychological aspects
Older people -- Social conditions
Physical Description 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-273) and index
Contents Introduction: The new regimes of decline -- A historical tsunami -- The hidden coercions of ageism -- The eskimo on the ice floe -- Is it aging or ageism that causes the pain? -- The mystery of Carolyn Heilbrun's suicide -- Fear of aging, ageism, and the "duty to die" -- The oldest have borne most -- Katrina and the politics of later life -- In the feminist country of later life -- Hormone nostalgia -- Estrogen, not menopause, is the public health menace -- Plastic wrap -- Turning against cosmetic surgery -- Improving sexuality across the life course -- Why sex for women is likely to get better with age -- Our best and longest-running story -- Why is telling progress narrative so necessary, and so difficult? -- The daughters' club -- Does Emma Woodhouse's father suffer from "dementia"? -- Overcoming the terror of forgetfulness -- Why America's escalating dread of memory loss is dangerous to our human relations, our mental health, and public policy -- Elegies and romances of later life -- Are there better ways to tell our saddest later-life stories? -- Afterword: The next angels in America

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