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    A Discussion on Aging: In the Media and in Latino Culture

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    The solution provides information, assistance and advice in tackling the task on the topic of aging, specifically a discussion on the following topics:
    1. How is Aging portrayed in the Media?
    2. How is Aging perceived in Latino Culture?
    3. What is your personal opinion on the topic of Aging?

    Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline is also suggested. A word version is also attached.

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    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together a discussion on aging, with a focus on the media and Latino perspectives. I suggest using this simple outline:
    1. The Media and Aging - 400 words
    2. Aging in the Latino Culture - 400 words
    3. A Personal View - 400 words
    4. Resources
    This solution should give you what you require in putting together a discussion on the subject. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

    AE 105878/Xenia Jones

    The Media & Aging

    With aging is a social reality accepted universally, it is represented in various forms of media across the board. In movies in Hollywood & most cinemas across the world the elderly are represented according to the various aspects of Aging. In fantasy movies sometimes Witches and Hags are presented as old women; Wizards as wizened old men (Gandalf the Grey in the Tolkien Epic); dying men losing their facility and sanity as represented in the latest movie of Jack Nicholson &Morgan Freeman; Funny and angry icons due to the generation gap (http://www.oldpeoplearefunny.com).
    In the United Kingdom & in the USA recently, welfare issues on the elderly has come to fore with the media picturing the aged as helpless and due to their disadvantage with the use of technology are unable to do anything about except wait upon the government and the younger generation to look after them. Indeed, in America & increasingly in the very modern States, the aged and the elderly are sent to Elderly Homes by their children and families in the belief that in there they are far better looked after health-wise with quick access to their needs as compared to being looked after at home. Many Hollywood films (i.e. The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams) portray the Aged/elderly as slowly declining in facilities in mind and body as they struggle to maintain their dignity & hold on to their memories and yet fail to do so. Although the aging population are far more monetarily stable they are not necessarily the marketing target by the commercial media as it is seen that they are not as active as the younger generation in commercial ...

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    The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task of discussing Aging as portrayed in the media, Aging in Latino culture as well as a discussion on the topic. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.