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Faces of Women and Aging : Women and Therapy Ser. - Ellen Cole

Faces of Women and Aging

Women and Therapy Ser.

Paperback

Published: July 1993
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Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Faces of Women and Aging--a collection written by women, a number of whom are themselves older women who bring their unique life experiences and personalities to the topic.

Preface
Late Mid-Life Astonishment: Disruptions to Identity and Self-Esteemp. 1
When Mary Stopped Talkingp. 13
Aging Lesbians: Bearing the Burden of Triple Shamep. 21
Three Native American Women Speak About the Significance of Ceremonyp. 33
Confronting Ageism: A MUST for Mental Healthp. 41
The Myth of the Golden Years: One Older Woman's Perspectivep. 55
Body Image Issues of Older Womenp. 67
Where Are the Archetypes? Searching for Symbols of Women's Midlife Passagep. 77
From Edith Bunker to the 6:00 News: How and What Midlife Women Learn About Menopausep. 89
Women at Midlife: Current Theoretical Perspectives and Researchp. 105
The Significance of the 50th Birthday for Women's Individuationp. 117
Older Never Married Women: A Cross-Cultural Investigationp. 129
Older Women Coping with Divorce: Peer Support Groupsp. 141
Real versus Reel World: Older Women and the Academy Awardsp. 157
Between Midlife and Old Age: Never Too Old to Learnp. 173
The Empowerment of Women Residents in the Nursing Homep. 187
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781560230427
ISBN-10: 1560230428
Series: Women and Therapy Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: July 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.26 x 15.24  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1