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Synonyms for agism

discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people

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Through a growing awareness of agism, the influence of European ideas about 'social inclusion' and North American 'communitarianism', families and older people found themselves transformed into 'active citizens' who should be encouraged to participate in society, rather than be seen as a potential 'burden' upon it (Biggs, 2001).
The notion of agism is associated with discriminating attitudes toward people on the basis of their age (Loland, 1999).
AGE BEFORE BEAUTY: Agism, particularly discrimination against older women, is a common complaint in Hollywood.