Mother Time: Women, Aging, and Ethics

Mother Time: Women, Aging, and Ethics

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Mother Time: Women, Aging, and Ethics by Margaret Urban Walker

This collection of original essays opens up a novel area of inquiry: the distinctively ethical dimension of women's experiences of aging. Fifteen distinguished contributors here explore assumptions, experiences, practices, and public policies that affect women's well-being and dignity in later life. The book brings to the study of women's aging a reflective dimension missing from the empirical work that has predominated to date. Ethical studies of aging have so far failed to emphasize gender. And feminist ethics has neglected older women, even when emphasizing other dimensions of 'difference.' Finally work on aging in all fields has focused on the elderly, while this volume sees aging as an extended process of negotiating personal and social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461639404
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/09/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 301
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Margaret Urban Walker is professor of philosophy at Fordham University. She is the author of Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics (Routledge, 1998). She lives in New York City.

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