I wasn't able to give this book the full attention it deserves, but did appreciate the gist of it and found parts to be eye-opening. Another is that the possibilities are endless! And, in spite of the fact that union contracts typically use seniority to protect older workers from layoffs and dismissal, she nowhere mentions unions as one avenue to take in the fight against ageism. Please try again. This is ageism. 3 0 obj It's a feat of compilation and curation unlike most we see - and, for me, on a topic I care about dearly (one with profound relevance for all of us) - so the only way I could truly absorb it was by reading one chapter a week. Thus, I want to know what part I can play in combating ageism. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. There is so much in this book that I loved and gave me hope that I know I will refer to it over again. --Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author of Aged by Culture and the prize-winning Agewise and Declining to Decline "Ashton Applewhite is a visionary whose time has come, tackling one of the most persistent biases of our day with originality, verve, and humor. Ashton Applewhite's new book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism is a wake-up call, especially for those who have the urge to make a difference while here, alive, and … This eye-opening and well written/narrated audio book is a must read for everyone. I am now an Old Person in Training! --Marc Freedman, CEO of Encore and author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Life Stage Before Midlife" "A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. --Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in the world emerge, empowering everyone to see things as they really are." This is normally a book I would have considered putting down, but I wanted to make sure I experienced the whole thing to give a much needed comprehensive review since it a new edition is due out. The biggest revelation I had after reading it: I've bought into the American society's view of aging and, at times, have allowed it to dictate how I might dress, act, or feel in c, This is a very thorough book about ageism - what it is, how it affects all of us, ways to deal with it, etc. This must-read book is also a fun-read for every age." More about Copyright and other Restrictions. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. As a 36 year old, I am able to escape (for now) a lot of the ageism that older and younger people face. Taught nationally! These Books Explain Why You Feel That Way. Snap! In This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite has created an informative and entertaining guide for living the second half of our lives with confidence and power. Ageism for the baby boomers is a real thing according to Ashton Applewhite's manifesto, though some might say the chickens have come home to roost for the 'don't trust anyone over 30' generation, Illustration by Jon Williams, Real Change, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism. — Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of Changing Aging, "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. I belonged to the Artist's Network of Refuse & Resist group that originated the anti-Iraq-invasion slogan and performance pieces titled "Our Grief is Not a Cry for War." combined with her spirited suggestion that, "It's time for a Radical Aging movement, and for age pride" are excellent indications of the author's dynamic approach to what many of us are afraid of, namely aging and ultimately, death. That is what this awesome book did for me around age discrimination. --Laurie Anderson, artist "An eloquent and well-researched exposé of the prejudice that feeds age bias, and a passionate argument to mobilize against it. By Ashton Applewhite Added May 10, 2019. The book is full of these insights and does a great job of defining ageism, giving examples, and suggesting remedies.

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