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Gender Aging & The State

The relationship between gender, aging and the State in determining the material, social and psychological experiences of older people raises profoundly important questions of theory, practice and politics which this book seeks to address. Throughout, the voices of older people--some optimistic, some despairing and lonely, some independent, some experiencing exchange relationships with caregivers and some accepting and some fighting dependency can be heard clearly. Third in the series of monographs, School of Social Work, McGill University.

192 pages | 5.25 x 8.25

Sociology: Social Gerontology

Women's Studies


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents/ Introduction: The Theory and Politics of Aging/ Chapter I: Jane Aronson: Old Women and Care: Choice or Compulsion?/ Chapter II: Marilyn Bicher : The Dependency Relationship Between Daughters and Mothers/ Chapter III: Rita Bonar : The Experience of Italian Women/ Chapter IV: Michael J. MacLean & Nancy Houlahan & Frances Barskey : Health Realities and Independence: The Voice of Elderly Women/ Chapter V: David Woodsworth : A View from the Other Side.

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