Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging

Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging

by Toni M. Calasanti
     
 

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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

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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:
9780759116979
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Gender Lens
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Toni Calasanti teaches in the department of sociology at Virginia Tech. Kate Slevin teaches in the department of sociology at the College of William and Mary.

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