The Youthful Structure of the Look

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The expression “the youthful structure of the look” refers to the youthful gaze we all adopt, regardless of our age, when looking at/viewing older people. This gaze is culturally charged with negative preconceived notions of old age as decline (See “Ageism”).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging
EditorsDanan Gu, M. Dupre
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69892-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22008-2
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 May 2019


  • ageing
  • ageism
  • gaze

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