Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Peggy Voss, Ehud Bodner, Klaus Rothermund
    Pages 11-31 Open Access
  4. Clary Krekula, Pirjo Nikander, Monika Wilińska
    Pages 33-50 Open Access
  5. Sagit Lev, Susanne Wurm, Liat Ayalon
    Pages 51-72 Open Access
  6. Laura Naegele, Wouter De Tavernier, Moritz Hess
    Pages 73-90 Open Access
  7. Justyna Stypińska, Pirjo Nikander
    Pages 91-108 Open Access
  8. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages 109-114 Open Access
  9. Angela Kydd, Anne Fleming, Sue Gardner, Trish Hafford-Letchfield
    Pages 115-130 Open Access
  10. Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra, Jonathan Shemesh, Mary McDonnell/Naughton
    Pages 131-147 Open Access
  11. Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Yael Benyamini, Amanda Phelan, Jeanne Jackson, Liat Ayalon
    Pages 149-162 Open Access
  12. Eugène Loos, Loredana Ivan
    Pages 163-176 Open Access
  13. Pnina Dolberg, Sigurveig H. Sigurðardóttir, Ursula Trummer
    Pages 177-191 Open Access
  14. Mary F. Wyman, Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra, Jürgen Bengel
    Pages 193-212 Open Access
  15. Daniela Fialová, Ingrid Kummer, Margita Držaić, Marcel Leppee
    Pages 213-240 Open Access
  16. Ehud Bodner, Yuval Palgi, Mary F. Wyman
    Pages 241-262 Open Access
  17. Simon Chester Evans
    Pages 263-275 Open Access
  18. Boaz M. Ben-David, Gali Malkin, Hadas Erel
    Pages 277-297 Open Access
  19. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages 299-301 Open Access
  20. Israel (Issi) Doron, Ann Numhauser-Henning, Benny Spanier, Nena Georgantzi, Eugenio Mantovani
    Pages 303-319 Open Access
  21. Barbara Mikołajczyk
    Pages 321-339 Open Access
  22. Nena Georgantzi
    Pages 341-368 Open Access
  23. Annika Taghizadeh Larsson, Håkan Jönson
    Pages 369-382 Open Access
  24. María del Carmen Requena, Hannah J. Swift, Laura Naegele, Marc Zwamborn, Susan Metz, Wilco P. H. Bosems et al.
    Pages 383-402 Open Access
  25. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages 403-407 Open Access
  26. Monika Wilińska, Astrid de Hontheim, Els-Marie Anbäcken
    Pages 425-440 Open Access
  27. Hannah J. Swift, Dominic Abrams, Sibila Marques, Christin-Melanie Vauclair, Christopher Bratt, Maria-Luisa Lima
    Pages 441-459 Open Access
  28. Liili Abuladze, Jolanta Perek-Białas
    Pages 461-491 Open Access
  29. Sandra C. Buttigieg, Stefania Ilinca, José M. S. de Sao Jose, Annika Taghizadeh Larsson
    Pages 493-515 Open Access
  30. Joana Mendonça, Sibila Marques, Dominic Abrams
    Pages 517-548 Open Access
  31. Amanda Phelan
    Pages 549-564 Open Access
  32. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access

About this book


This open access book provides a comprehensive European perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.   

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


Older adults outnumbering children Gerontology/geriatrics Aging world population The study of ageism Ageism is the most prevalent form of discrimination Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Liat Ayalon
    • 1
  • Clemens Tesch-Römer
    • 2
  1. 1.Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social WorkBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.German Centre of GerontologyBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73819-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73820-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-585X
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