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The intersection of age and gender: reworking gender theory and social gerontology
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för socialt arbete.
2007 (English)In: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 55, no 2, 155-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the position of older women in gender theory and in social gerontology. It shows how older women are made invisible in gender theory through the selection of arenas and themes, by model monopoly and by a lack of problematization of age. In the social gerontological field, older women have frequently been objects of research. However, double jeopardy assumptions have resulted in a perspective that foregrounds misery. Results from focus group interviews with women aged 75 and over, shed light on ageing as a process of development and on twofold bodily meanings, such as on-stage-body and off-stage-body. Thus, based on an approach of age and gender as intertwining systems, the article argues for a more complex understanding of the intersection of age and gender.

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2007. Vol. 55, no 2, 155-171 p.
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age, bodily dimensions, embodied identities, gender, gender theories, intersectionality, older women, social gerontology
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2497DOI: 10.1177/0011392107073299ISI: 000247201000002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-34247370254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-2497DiVA: diva2:119159
Available from: 2007-06-19 Created: 2007-06-19 Last updated: 2016-10-30Bibliographically approved

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