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Women and Aging : An International, Intersectional Power Perspective.

By: Muhlbauer, Varda.
Contributor(s): Chrisler, Joan C | Denmark, Florence L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (182 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319093062.Subject(s): Older women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Aging : An International, Intersectional Power PerspectiveDDC classification: 305.262 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword -- Contents -- Contributors -- About the Authors -- Introduction -- References -- Older Women, Power, and the Body -- Empowerment and the Exercise of Social Influence -- Aging Bodies and Power -- Physical Attractiveness -- Physical Fitness -- Physical Health and Ability -- Conclusion -- References -- Older Women, Economic Power, and Consumerism -- Women in the Labor Force -- Older Women in the Labor Force -- The Wage Gap, the Glass Ceiling, and the Potential Buying Power of Older Women -- Consumerism and Older Women -- Older Women's Influence in Consumer Markets -- Conclusion -- References -- The Impact of Multiple Roles on the Well-being of Older Women: Strain or Enrichment? -- Multiple Roles in Late Adulthood: New Developments -- The Main Roles of Women in Late Adulthood -- Spouse -- Parents -- Caregiver to Aging Family Members -- Volunteer Work -- Grandmotherhood -- Multiple Roles and Well-Being: Role Strain or Role Enrichment? -- Strain or Enrichment? Later Developments -- Activity Theory vs. Disengagement Theory and Well-Being -- Multiple Roles and Well-Being Among Older Women: Research Findings -- Recommendations for Future Research -- Summary and Conclusions -- Beyond Theory: Hannah's Story -- References -- Older Women, Leadership, and Encore Careers -- Definitions -- Barriers and Gender Differences in Leadership -- Leadership Opportunities -- Encore Careers -- Conclusion -- References -- Sexuality and Older Women: Desirability and Desire -- Introduction -- Ageism, Sexism, and the Double Standard of Aging -- Positive Aging: Agentic or Ageist? -- Older Women and Desirability -- Media Messages -- Desirability -- Media Messages -- Resisting Cultural Messages Regarding Our Bodies -- Medicalization of Aging -- Diversity -- Older Women and Sexual Desire -- What is Desire? -- The Medicalization of Older Women's Sexuality.
Sexuality, Desire, and Partner Relationships -- Barriers to Healthy Sex for Older Women -- Women and Sex Revisited -- Mature Women as Sexual -- A Sex Positive Approach for Mature Women -- Conclusion -- References -- Lesbians Over 60: Newer Every Day -- Older Lesbians: Slowly Becoming Visible? -- Lifespan Theories and Older Lesbians -- Lifespan Research on Older Lesbians -- Social Contexts Affecting Older Lesbians -- Personal Relationships -- Minority Stress -- Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class -- Older Lesbians Internationally -- Directions for Research -- Conclusion -- References -- Clinical Interventions to Empower Older Women -- Overview of Mental Health Issues for Older Women -- Interaction of Gender and Aging in Rates of Psychological Disorders -- Impact of Psychological Disorders on the Lives of Older Women -- Perspectives from Successful Aging on Older Women's Resilience -- Interventions to Promote Mental Health for Aging Women -- Nonpsychotherapeutic Approaches to Mental Health Interventions with Older Women -- Barriers to Mental Health Interventions with Older Women -- Principles of Feminist Therapy with Older Women -- Incorporating Feminist Therapy into Evidence-Based Treatments with Older Women -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.
Summary: These are paradoxical times to be an older woman. As individual older women take the stage as role models in the arts and the public sphere, female elders as a group are marginalized as dependent, declining and unimportant. Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over 60 are contributing to the current climate of societal change and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women's experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide: Older women, power and the body. Older women, economic power and consumerism. The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment? Older women, leadership and encore careers. Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire. Lesbians over 60: Newer every day. Clinical interventions to empower older women. A significant advance in feminist research, Women and Aging brings path-breaking perspectives to scholars in women's studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work and human development, whether they study women who have overcome barriers or those who need support in changing the rules.
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Foreword -- Contents -- Contributors -- About the Authors -- Introduction -- References -- Older Women, Power, and the Body -- Empowerment and the Exercise of Social Influence -- Aging Bodies and Power -- Physical Attractiveness -- Physical Fitness -- Physical Health and Ability -- Conclusion -- References -- Older Women, Economic Power, and Consumerism -- Women in the Labor Force -- Older Women in the Labor Force -- The Wage Gap, the Glass Ceiling, and the Potential Buying Power of Older Women -- Consumerism and Older Women -- Older Women's Influence in Consumer Markets -- Conclusion -- References -- The Impact of Multiple Roles on the Well-being of Older Women: Strain or Enrichment? -- Multiple Roles in Late Adulthood: New Developments -- The Main Roles of Women in Late Adulthood -- Spouse -- Parents -- Caregiver to Aging Family Members -- Volunteer Work -- Grandmotherhood -- Multiple Roles and Well-Being: Role Strain or Role Enrichment? -- Strain or Enrichment? Later Developments -- Activity Theory vs. Disengagement Theory and Well-Being -- Multiple Roles and Well-Being Among Older Women: Research Findings -- Recommendations for Future Research -- Summary and Conclusions -- Beyond Theory: Hannah's Story -- References -- Older Women, Leadership, and Encore Careers -- Definitions -- Barriers and Gender Differences in Leadership -- Leadership Opportunities -- Encore Careers -- Conclusion -- References -- Sexuality and Older Women: Desirability and Desire -- Introduction -- Ageism, Sexism, and the Double Standard of Aging -- Positive Aging: Agentic or Ageist? -- Older Women and Desirability -- Media Messages -- Desirability -- Media Messages -- Resisting Cultural Messages Regarding Our Bodies -- Medicalization of Aging -- Diversity -- Older Women and Sexual Desire -- What is Desire? -- The Medicalization of Older Women's Sexuality.

Sexuality, Desire, and Partner Relationships -- Barriers to Healthy Sex for Older Women -- Women and Sex Revisited -- Mature Women as Sexual -- A Sex Positive Approach for Mature Women -- Conclusion -- References -- Lesbians Over 60: Newer Every Day -- Older Lesbians: Slowly Becoming Visible? -- Lifespan Theories and Older Lesbians -- Lifespan Research on Older Lesbians -- Social Contexts Affecting Older Lesbians -- Personal Relationships -- Minority Stress -- Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class -- Older Lesbians Internationally -- Directions for Research -- Conclusion -- References -- Clinical Interventions to Empower Older Women -- Overview of Mental Health Issues for Older Women -- Interaction of Gender and Aging in Rates of Psychological Disorders -- Impact of Psychological Disorders on the Lives of Older Women -- Perspectives from Successful Aging on Older Women's Resilience -- Interventions to Promote Mental Health for Aging Women -- Nonpsychotherapeutic Approaches to Mental Health Interventions with Older Women -- Barriers to Mental Health Interventions with Older Women -- Principles of Feminist Therapy with Older Women -- Incorporating Feminist Therapy into Evidence-Based Treatments with Older Women -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.

These are paradoxical times to be an older woman. As individual older women take the stage as role models in the arts and the public sphere, female elders as a group are marginalized as dependent, declining and unimportant. Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over 60 are contributing to the current climate of societal change and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women's experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide: Older women, power and the body. Older women, economic power and consumerism. The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment? Older women, leadership and encore careers. Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire. Lesbians over 60: Newer every day. Clinical interventions to empower older women. A significant advance in feminist research, Women and Aging brings path-breaking perspectives to scholars in women's studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work and human development, whether they study women who have overcome barriers or those who need support in changing the rules.

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<p>These are paradoxical times to be an older woman. As individual older women take the stage as role models in the arts and the public sphere, female elders as a group are marginalized as dependent, declining, and unimportant.</p> <p> </p> <p> Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality, and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over sixty are contributing to the current climate of societal change, and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women's experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies, and members of a diverse population worldwide:</p> <p> </p> Older women, power, and the body. Older women, economic power, and consumerism. The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment? Older women, leadership, and encore careers. Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire. Lesbians over 60: Newer every day. Clinical interventions to empower older women. <p> </p> <p>A significant advance in feminist research, Women and Aging brings path-breaking perspectives to scholars in women's studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work, and human development, whether they study women who have overcome barriers or those who need support in changing the rules.</p>

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