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Women Ageing: Changing Identities, Challenging Myths
     

Women Ageing: Changing Identities, Challenging Myths

by Miriam Bernard
 

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Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it uncovers not

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Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it uncovers not only the commonalities and the similarities between mid-life and older women, but also some of the variation and diversity relating to ethnicity and race, class, disability and sexual orientation.
Women Ageing makes the ordinary lives of ordinary women as, in this instance, they grow older, more visible. Its findings have important implications for policy and practice. All those studying or working with older people, will find it an illuminating text.

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A thoughtful exploration of how women experience the process of getting older in British society. The population overall is living longer, but the demographic shift affects women and men unevenly because of differing survival rates. Chapters take scholarly, personal, and political tacks in considering issues such as whether older women feel their role is recognized and valued. Other topics include menopause, retirement, continuing education, widowhood, and long-term care. Contributors include gerontologists, social workers, and counselors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781134657681
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/22/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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