Compulsory Youthfulness: Intersections of Ableism and Ageism in “Successful Aging” Discourses

Date
2016
Authors
Gibbons, Hailee M.
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
This article forwards the theory of compulsory youthfulness as a way to explore how ableism, ageism, and other systems of oppression intersect to produce the societal mandate that people must remain youthful and non-disabled throughout the life course, particularly in a cultural context that holds successful aging as an ideal.
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Keywords
ageism, ableism, intersectionality
Citation
Gibbons, H. M. (2016). Compulsory Youthfulness: Intersections of Ableism and Ageism in “Successful Aging” Discourses. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 12(2 & 3).
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