Gender, Change and Identity: Mature Women Studies in Universities

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Merrill (a sociology scholar of unknown academic affiliations) addresses a range of issues relating to learning, development, and identity for older women in the university setting. Chapters cover theoretical issues; interviews as life histories; the culture of Warwick University; the impact of education, gender, and class; employment, domesticity, and the quest for fulfillment; learning a career; the experience of university life; biographies; and education as empowerment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840149937
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Gender Issues in Adult and Higher Education: Concepts, Perspectives and Research 1
2 Drawing on Theory: Combining Action, Structure and Feminism 22
3 Researching Women's Lives: Interviews as Life Histories 45
4 Warwick University: Culture, Context and Community 66
5 Connecting the Past with the Present: The Impact of Education, Gender and Class 83
6 Employment, Domesticity and the Quest for Fulfilment 103
7 Learning a Mature Student Career: Adjustment and Consolidation 127
8 Experiencing University Life: Intersections of Public and Private Worlds 154
9 Present and Future Biographies: Changing Lives and Future Hopes 174
10 Transforming Women's Lives: Education as Empowerment? 199
Bibliography 211
Index 225
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