Gender, Social Inequalities and Aging / Edition 1

Gender, Social Inequalities and Aging / Edition 1

by Toni M. Calasanti, Kathleen F. Slevin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759101868

ISBN-13: 9780759101869

Pub. Date: 08/15/2001

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. In this text on gender issues among the aging, Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences, their genesis, their meaning to men and women, and their treatment in the policy arena. The authors also take to

Overview

The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. In this text on gender issues among the aging, Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences, their genesis, their meaning to men and women, and their treatment in the policy arena. The authors also take to task traditional research on aging and how it ignores these issues. The authors cover topics of work and retirement, body image, sexuality, health, family relationships, and informal care, among many others. The current research and nuanced theoretical approach presented in this brief book makes it the ideal text to correct the stereotypic and monolithic views of the elderly for courses in gender or aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759101869
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
845,632
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging Chapter 2 1. A Gender Lens on Old Age Chapter 3 2. Gender and the Study of Old Age Chapter 4 3. Bodies in Old Age Chapter 5 4. Sex, Sexuality and Old Age Chapter 6 5. Gender, Social Inequalities, and Retirement Income Chapter 7 6. Retirement Experiences: The Continuity of Work Chapter 8 7. Gender, Care Work, and Family in Old Age Chapter 9 8. An Aging Lens on Gender Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Authors

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