By Toni M. Calasanti

ISBN-10: 0415952239

ISBN-13: 9780415952231

ISBN-10: 0415952247

ISBN-13: 9780415952248

This quantity of unique chapters is designed to carry awareness to a ignored quarter of feminist scholarship - getting older. After a number of a long time of feminist reports we're now good proficient of the advanced ways in which gender shapes the lives of girls and males. equally, we all know extra approximately how gendered strength family interface with race and ethnicity, category and sexual orientation. critical theorizing of outdated age and age family members to gender represents the subsequent frontier of feminist scholarship. during this quantity, top nationwide and overseas feminist students of getting older take first steps during this path, illuminating how age family have interaction with different social inequalities, rather gender. In doing so, the authors problem and rework feminist scholarship and plenty of taken without any consideration recommendations in gender studies.

Show description

Read Online or Download Age matters : realigning feminist thinking PDF

Similar gerontology books

Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

For individuals anguish with dementia, the area can develop into a lonely and remoted position. song has lengthy been an important device in transcending cognitive matters; bringing humans jointly, and permitting someone to reside within the second. This easy booklet demonstrates how even easy sounds and pursuits can have interaction individuals with dementia, selling rest and delight.

Delmar's geriatric nursing care plans

Take care of your aged sufferers with compassion, competence, and sound nursing ability. Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans, 3rd variation, offers specific details for nurses taking care of the getting older inhabitants. The expanding variety of geriatric sufferers and the various parts of care supply (home, health facility, long term care facility, retirement group, and outpatient clinics) suggest that hugely expert and efficient nursing care is a needs to.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The subject material of this instruction manual bargains with the most tough concerns for societies within the twenty first Century, particularly, the social, fiscal and cultural alterations linked to person ageing and the quickly turning out to be fact of the growing old of human populations. The SAGE guide of Social Gerontology presents a finished assessment of key traits and concerns within the box of growing older, drawing upon the whole variety of social technology disciplines.

Nurse to Nurse Dementia Care

Examine dementia care from an skilled colleague! From a senior school member of the Copper Ridge Institute comes peer-to-peer suggestions on how one can provide the absolute best care to dementia sufferers and their households. a part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse sequence, this identify comprises PDA obtain of the total textual content, vignettes, nursing indicators that characteristic just-in-time info on advanced or relatively vital elements of sufferer care, and healing discussion containers that offer nurses with particular verbal exchange options for either sufferers and their households.

Additional info for Age matters : realigning feminist thinking

Sample text

The second wave of the American women’s movement made all of this possible, and for this we owe Friedan an enormous debt of gratitude, both personally and politically. I also made personal choices that were not available to my workingclass mother (born just two years before Friedan), despite her intelligence and ambition: I completed multiple college degrees; I focused on career over family; I married late, just short of my thirtieth birthday, and kept my maiden name; I chose not to bear children; I went through a no-fault divorce and emerged financially unscathed; I was hired at a major research university, where I was tenured and later promoted to full professor on the basis of my research on women and minority groups; and, at fifty, I am economically stable and looking toward a secure retirement.

What lessons might we take from Betty Friedan as we embark on our study of age? First, we can build on her original argument in The Feminine Mystique that it is human nature to change and grow, despite cultural attempts to limit change in the service of social control. Significantly, society is developmentally arrested when women’s development is arrested. For Friedan, women’s development is age related, since the greatest opportunities for change typically occur at age-based transitional periods in the life course—at the brink of adolescence, adulthood, midlife, and old age.

In describing the age mystique, Friedan again points to a discrepancy between myth and reality, this time what research and culture tell us about old age versus what elders know and feel themselves to be true, and she reveals how the myth limits human development. Freidan challenges the age mystique through research, interviews, and personal experiences that reveal the positive aspects of aging. ) to improved function through quality of care and “dying with life,” arguing that, just as “the right to choose” is essential to women’s personhood in the childbearing years, so “the right to die” is essential to personhood in old age.

Download PDF sample

Age matters : realigning feminist thinking by Toni M. Calasanti

by William

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 24 votes