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Title: The challenges of ageism
Contributor(s): Minichiello, Victor  (author); Somerville, Margaret Jean  (author); McConaghy, Cathryn Elizabeth  (author); McParlane, Jennifer Ann  (author); Scott, Alan James Stewart (author)
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: No one can doubt that sexism and racism revolutionised the way people and institutions in our society had to rethink relations between dominant groups and women, black and Indigenous people. Women are now found, for example, in large numbers in medical schools and general practitioner (GP) practices, businesses and government. They hold key positions of power such as vice chancellors of universities, chief executive officers of large multi-national corporations, ministerial cabinet positions and so on. Legislation makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation (see Chapter 4). Forms of oppressions, such as domestic violence and segregation, have been given public exposure and both legal and political measures have been put in place to reduce the effects of such oppressions on the lives of social minority groups.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Contemporary Issues In Gerontology: Promoting positive ageing, p. 1-33
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISBN: 1865088765
Field of Research (FOR): 111702 Aged Health Care
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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