Age Norms Across Generations [S-19-2]

Presenter: Lorraine Diamond-Brown
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 10:00 AM 04/26

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“Act your age”, “She’s too old to...”, statements such as these indicate age norms, which are culturally determined ideas about age-appropriate be- havior. In this presentation we will examine change and continuity in age norms in the United States across a number of generations, from the si- lent generation (born 1928-1946) to the millennial generation (born 1981- 1997).

Lorraine Diamond-Brown has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College. She teaches “Sociology of Aging” at SUNY Potsdam. Lorraine is new to the North Country, and she is excited about building community here.

NOTE: View suggested readings below.

Cap: 50

Growing up is harder to do
Relaxation of age constraints

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