Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking [NOOK Book]

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This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Serious theorizing of old age and age relations to gender represents the next frontier of feminist scholarship. In this volume, leading ...

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Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking

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Overview

This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Serious theorizing of old age and age relations to gender represents the next frontier of feminist scholarship. In this volume, leading national and international feminist scholars of aging take first steps in this direction, illuminating how age relations interact with other social inequalities, particularly gender. In doing so, the authors challenge and transform feminist scholarship and many taken for granted concepts in gender studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135928070
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 364
  • File size: 987 KB

Meet the Author

Toni M. Clasanti is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech.
Kathleen F. Slevin is Sociology Professor at College of William and Mary.
They co-authored the book: Gender Social Inequalities, and Aging (2001).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction : age matters 1
Ch. 2 The personal as political : the legacy of Betty Friedan 21
Ch. 3 The lengthening list of oppressions : age relations and the feminist study of inequality 47
Ch. 4 From androgyny to androgens : resexing the aging body 75
Ch. 5 Graying the cyborg : new directions in feminist analyses of aging, science, and technology 99
Ch. 6 Intimate relationships : learning from later life experience 123
Ch. 7 Aging and gender in families : a very grand opening 155
Ch. 8 Intersectionality and age relations : unpaid care work and Chicanas 175
Ch. 9 Gendered ageism/age(ed) sexism : the case of unemployed older workers 201
Ch. 10 Sleep, gender, and aging : temporal perspectives in the mid-to-later life transition 225
Ch. 11 The embodied experiences of old lesbians 247
Ch. 12 Gender and old age : lessons from spousal care work 269
Ch. 13 Maintaining manliness in later life : hegemonic masculinities and emphasized femininities 295
Ch. 14 On being an aging woman 313
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