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Age Matters
Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking

ISBN 9780415952248
Published July 25, 2006 by Routledge
364 Pages

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Book Description

This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Serious theorizing of old age and age relations to gender represents the next frontier of feminist scholarship. In this volume, leading national and international feminist scholars of aging take first steps in this direction, illuminating how age relations interact with other social inequalities, particularly gender. In doing so, the authors challenge and transform feminist scholarship and many taken for granted concepts in gender studies.

Table of Contents

1. Integrating Age Relations into a Feminist Understanding of Gender and Families  2. Gender and Old Age: Lessons from Spousal Caregivers  3. Intimate Relationships: Learning from Later Life Experiences  4. Men at Large: Reconceptualizing Age and Gender  5. Sleep and Aging  6. On Being an Aging Woman  7. From Androgyny to Androgens: Remaking Gender  8. The Lengthening List: Age Relations in Political Economy  9. Gendered Ageism/Age Sexism  10. Aging Through the Women's Movement  11. Lesbians Inhabiting Aging Bodies  12. Multiracial Feminism, Ageism and Age Relations: Care Work and Chicana Women

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Toni M. Clasanti is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech.
Kathleen F. Slevin is Sociology Professor at College of William and Mary.
They co-authored the book: Gender Social Inequalities, and Aging (2001).