No place for chance: myths and stereotypes about old age and aging
Palavras-chave:Aging – Social aspects, Velhice – Psychological aspects – Social aspects, Elderly – Psychological aspects – Social aspects, Stereotypes (Psychology), Photography, Visual anthropology
The objective of the book No Place for Change: Mythsanderstereotypes about old age and aging (in Portuguese: Onde o Acaso Não Tem Vez: mitos e estereótipos sobre a velhice e o envelhecimento is sharing, artistically and in a thought-provokingway, the five analysis categories that resulted from a research and literature review involving myths and stereotypes about old age an ageing. Each category comprises a book chapter: Degeneration, Morality, Sexuality, Age Roles and Productivity. The research sources were Brazilian journals specialized in ageing, since their foundation year until 2021. Characterized as scientific disclosure material, beyond the many others audiences that may be interested or already work in this field, the book also aims, as a supplementary education formation in Gerontology and related areas. Finally, the book invites us to think about how our postures and choices, from the simplest to the most complex, may not just be the work of simple chance.
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