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By Toni M. Calasanti

This quantity of unique chapters is designed to convey recognition to a overlooked quarter of feminist scholarship - getting older. After numerous many years of feminist reviews we're now good trained of the complicated ways in which gender shapes the lives of ladies and males. equally, we all know extra approximately how gendered energy kinfolk interface with race and ethnicity, type and sexual orientation. severe theorizing of outdated age and age family members to gender represents the subsequent frontier of feminist scholarship. during this quantity, major nationwide and overseas feminist students of getting older take first steps during this course, illuminating how age kinfolk engage with different social inequalities, really gender. In doing so, the authors problem and remodel feminist scholarship and lots of taken with no consideration thoughts in gender studies.

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Like the gerontologists she critiques, Friedan focuses exclusively on the problems and pathologies of nursing home life. But she also recognizes the paradox: “I admit my own overwhelming dread and prejudice against nursing homes. In ten years of research, no data has emerged to counteract my impression of nursing homes as death sentences, the final internment from which there is no exit but death” (Friedan 1993: 510). In The Fountain of Age, then, Friedan chooses to explore the years between ages sixty and eighty, before disability and dependence set in