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Women Ageing : Changing Identities, Challenging Myths - Miriam Bernard

Women Ageing

Changing Identities, Challenging Myths

By: Miriam Bernard (Editor), Val Harding Davies (Editor), Linda Machin (Editor), Judith Phillips (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780415189439
Number Of Pages: 224

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Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it uncovers not only the commonalities and the similarities between mid-life and older women, but also some of the variation and diversity relating to ethnicity and race, class, disability and sexual orientation.
Women Ageing makes the ordinary lives of ordinary women as, in this instance, they grow older, more visible. Its findings have important implications for policy and practice. All those studying or working with older people, will find it an illuminating text.

Introduction
The Change: Challenges and Opportunities 3 Working Women: Paid and Unpaid Carers
Something for Me: Women Aged 50 Plus in Higher Education
Our Ageing Selves: Midlife Professionals Reflect on Growing Older
From Pin Money to Needlepoint
Widowhood in Later Life
Love and Romance in Later Life
Older Women, Long-term Marriage and Care
Loss and Change: Women's Experience of Grief
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415189439
ISBN-10: 0415189438
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.68 x 13.06  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1