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By C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo (eds.)

ISBN-10: 073918363X

ISBN-13: 9780739183632

The intersections of getting older, media, and tradition are under-explored given developments in inhabitants getting older, fast raises within the mediation of daily life, and the becoming cultural importance of media intake on the international point. This publication brings jointly a world choice of severe students, either well-established and up-and-coming, from a few of the educational disciplines that percentage a typical curiosity sooner or later learn of getting older and media. This anthology of unique articles integrates getting older idea and media reviews via a examine of middle concerns together with the media’s effect at the building of “old age,” the reciprocal effect of getting older on media industries, age-based identities in a mediated global, problems with gender and sexuality in an getting older society, and the sensible implications of a extra built-in technique among the 2 fields. The chapters discover the intersections among getting older and media within the geographical regions of advertising/marketing, tv, movie, tune, star and social media, between others.

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As one might expect, health care expenditures go up and savings and investments are drawn down over time (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006). As for buying behavior, the quality of decision making by the elderly and their preference for relying on friends and word of mouth for referrals is of concern (Perry and Wolburg 2011). The limited search activity and use of technology until recently has led to less than optimal outcomes when wealth, health, and personal safety are at stake. Seniors are often targeted by unscrupulous business practices regarding their financial investments, health insurance, medical treatment options, and charitable giving.

The model focuses on two dimensions of stereotypes—warmth and competence. It posits, and empirical studies find, that older adults are viewed as warm but incompetent (Cuddy, Norton, and Fiske 2005). Research also has examined variation in attitudes, with studies focusing on individual-level characteristics, like sociodemographics. Research finds that, while negative views of older adults are observed across the age spec- © Harrington, C. ; Barrett, Anne; Baumann, Shyon; Claessens, Nathalie; de Laat, Kim; Gunderson, Justine Lexington Books, Lanham, ISBN: 9780739183649 42 Anne E.

Medical professionals and estheticians have profited from the vanity trend. Plastic surgery, laser technology, and other invasive procedures to sculpt a more youthful physique, remove signs of aging, or tighten slack skin can significantly change appearance and create an ageless look that has been cited by some as extreme (Baumann and de Laat 2012). More futuristic measures such as cryogenics and stem cell research are in their development phase as scientists explore atomic level ways to increase longevity.

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