New PDF release: Age matters : realigning feminist thinking

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By Toni M. Calasanti

ISBN-10: 0415952239

ISBN-13: 9780415952231

ISBN-10: 0415952247

ISBN-13: 9780415952248

This quantity of unique chapters is designed to carry realization to a overlooked zone of feminist scholarship - getting older. After numerous many years of feminist stories we're now good knowledgeable of the complicated ways in which gender shapes the lives of girls and males. equally, we all know extra approximately how gendered energy kinfolk interface with race and ethnicity, category and sexual orientation. critical theorizing of previous age and age family to gender represents the subsequent frontier of feminist scholarship. during this quantity, top nationwide and overseas feminist students of getting older take first steps during this course, illuminating how age relatives have interaction with different social inequalities, really gender. In doing so, the authors problem and rework feminist scholarship and plenty of taken with no consideration options in gender studies.

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Supreme Court issued the Roe v. S. Supreme Court issued the Taylor v. Louisiana decision, making it illegal to prohibit women from sitting on juries; and in the same year as that ruling, all four branches of the military accepted women into their ranks. We debated some of these issues, especially the need for women’s sports, abortion rights, and women in the military, in my social studies classes. When I graduated from high school in 1973, I benefited from scholarships and new college curricula (that sociology course was surely inspired by the work of Friedan), as well as new admission policies for graduate schools.

Feminist researchers can advance the agenda of social change by conducting age studies, an endeavor that I define as follows: if feminism is “a form of politics which aims to intervene in, and transform, the unequal power relations between men and women,” (Hollows 2001: 3) then feminist age studies is a form of research and activism that aims to intervene in, and transform, the unequal power relations between age groups, as influenced by gender. In short, feminist age researchers study gender and age relations, not just to satisfy intellectual need and curiosity or to advance knowledge for its own sake, but also to promote social justice in the material world.

The second wave of the American women’s movement made all of this possible, and for this we owe Friedan an enormous debt of gratitude, both personally and politically. I also made personal choices that were not available to my workingclass mother (born just two years before Friedan), despite her intelligence and ambition: I completed multiple college degrees; I focused on career over family; I married late, just short of my thirtieth birthday, and kept my maiden name; I chose not to bear children; I went through a no-fault divorce and emerged financially unscathed; I was hired at a major research university, where I was tenured and later promoted to full professor on the basis of my research on women and minority groups; and, at fifty, I am economically stable and looking toward a secure retirement.

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