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Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology : Journal of Women and Aging Ser. - J. Dianne Garner

Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology

Journal of Women and Aging Ser.

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Published: 1st September 1999
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Explore feminist ideals and advocacy for aging women in health care, home life, work, and retirement
Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology strives to increase women's self-esteem and their overall quality of life by encouraging education and by putting a stop to age, sex, and race discrimination. As a student or professional in psychology, social work, or gerontology, you will learn about feminist conceptions of retirement, economic issues, psychological issues, and social issues and will explore studies on old age discrimination and devaluation and sexism toward women in Western societies to gain an understanding of the experiences of these women. This book also shows how some women are experiencing empowerment through alternative health care, such as mind-body therapies, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine and examines older women in the family context. Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology will provide you with the tools to offer effective therapy to women to help them improve their own lives. For a complete list of contents, please visit our Web site at www.haworthpressinc.com.Using feminist practice approaches, Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology gives you real-life situations and examples that will raise awareness of the issues that rob older women of the quality of life they deserve. Some of the vital issues and theories you will read about in Fundamentals of Feminist Gerontology include:
women regaining control over their health care
retirement and the economic issues that older women face when they retire
the role of children and grandchildren in the older woman's life
unpaid work after retirement in the home and as a care provider
older women battling domestic violence
financial and psychological issues of widowhood
special concerns of minority women and lesbians as they grow olderFundamentals of Feminist Gerontology presents new feminist knowledge and strategies to assist aging women in fully developing, enhancing, and enjoying their later years. You will discover a rich variety of theories and frameworks from a multitude of intellectual paradigms and political positions to enhance your professional practice with older women.

Oldest Camperp. 1
Feminism and Feminist Gerontologyp. 3
Older Women and the Health Care System: A Time for Changep. 13
Alternative Therapies and Empowerment of Older Womenp. 29
Women and Retirementp. 49
Older Women, Their Children, and Grandchildren: A Feminist Perspective on Family Relationshipsp. 67
Working with Abused Older Women from a Feminist Perspectivep. 85
Working with Terminally Ill Older Women: Can a Feminist Perspective Add New Insight and Direction?p. 101
Older Women of Color: A Feminist Exploration of the Intersections of Personal, Familial and Community Lifep. 115
Negating Identity: A Feminist Analysis of the Social Invisibility of Older Lesbiansp. 131
A Feminist Model of Family Care: Practice and Policy Directionsp. 149
Researching to Transgress: The Need for Critical Feminism in Gerontologyp. 171
Conclusionsp. 185
Overhaulp. 189
About the Contributorsp. 191
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780789007629
ISBN-10: 0789007622
Series: Journal of Women and Aging Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: HAWORTH PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.31 x 15.29  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1