Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Intimacy and Inclusion Simpson, Paul Pages His development of the Bourdieusian inspired concept of ageing capital provides a critically insightful way of making sense of these men's relationships, dis connections and behaviours, but in ways that will be applicable to many sociologists and gerontologists interested in the deleterious effects of ageism in all its guises, in many differing contexts. Lesbian, gay and bisexual people in later life. Mainstream culture and various sub-cultures often conflate beauty with youth, and self-worth with appearance, which leaves many people -- not just gay men -- feeling unattractive, insecure and potentially depressed as they age. He makes a very strong case for looking at mid-life amongst gay men with a well-honed sociological imagination and in new ways, eschewing the notion that everything that can be said about this group of men has been said already. They internalize ageist discourse, which influences how they relate to others and themselves, including 'tolerant' heterosexuals.
Journal of Gerontological Social Work. World News. If we could open up the discourse on ageism in our communities, we could speak honestly about the hardship that comes with aging without veering into over-generalized pathologies or victimization i. Aging, General Issues.