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Connection, Compromise, and Control : Canadian Women Discuss Midlife (Canadian)

Connection, Compromise, and Control : Canadian Women Discuss Midlife (Canadian) - 08 edition

Connection, Compromise, and Control : Canadian Women Discuss Midlife (Canadian) - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780195417937

ISBN10: 0195417933

Connection, Compromise, and Control : Canadian Women Discuss Midlife   (Canadian) by Nancy Mandell, Susannah Wilson and Ann Duffy - ISBN 9780195417937
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Oxford Canada
Published: 2008
International: No
Connection, Compromise, and Control : Canadian Women Discuss Midlife   (Canadian) by Nancy Mandell, Susannah Wilson and Ann Duffy - ISBN 9780195417937

ISBN13: 9780195417937

ISBN10: 0195417933

Summary

This text provides discussion of the female life cycle based on in-depth interviews with 150 diverse women at various stages in their lives, including women from visible minorities, lesbians, women with disabilities, and women living in poverty. In this text, particular attention will be paid to issues of: baby boomers; the women's movement; work and economic security; caregiving; health and well-being; family and intimacy; and structure, culture, and agency. All the chapters underline the need for a new perspective that incorporates the historical and generational shifts in women's lives and their experience of aging.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Midlife Under Siege: Baby Boomers Confront Aging
2. Structure, Culture and Agency in the Study of Midlife Women
3. Midlife Women and the Women's Movement
4. Family and Intimacy: Looking for Connection
5. Caregiving: The Lifelong Compromise
6. Work and Economic Control
7. Health and Well-being
8. Conclusion: Ambivalence and an Ambiguous Future