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Coda: Tackling the Gendered Dynamics of Ageism

Lynne Segalemail-imageLynne Segal

Lynne Segal is currently Anniversary Professor Emerita in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on gender matters and feminist theory. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism (1987); Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men (1990); Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure (1994); Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology and Politics (1999); Making Trouble: Life & Politics (2007); Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing (2013); Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy (2017); The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence (co-written) (2020); Lean on Me: A Politics of Care (2023).

email-image l.segal@bbk.ac.uk

Abstract

How do we tackle the enduring prejudice against the very idea of old age, resulting in the habitual marginalisation and disparagement of the elderly by people of all ages, including old people themselves? It remains a challenge, especially knowing that women have always been aged by culture, and frequently discarded in their public and personal lives, far faster than men. However, in this wide-ranging collection the diverse authors help us to subvert the troubling ties between ageism and sexism, showing how we can instead deliver far more complex narratives of the ageing lives and experiences of all old people.

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ageismrespectdementiadesiregender contrastsageist resisterstime
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Published on: 10 August 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: Supplementary issue 2
Article ID: 257
Pages:257 - 266
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Segal (2023), ' Coda: Tackling the Gendered Dynamics of Ageism ', Journal of the British Academy, 11(Supplementary issue 2): 257 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s2.257

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Coda: Tackling the Gendered Dynamics of Ageism

Lynne Segalemail-imageLynne Segal

Lynne Segal is currently Anniversary Professor Emerita in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on gender matters and feminist theory. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism (1987); Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men (1990); Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure (1994); Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology and Politics (1999); Making Trouble: Life & Politics (2007); Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing (2013); Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy (2017); The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence (co-written) (2020); Lean on Me: A Politics of Care (2023).

email-image l.segal@bbk.ac.uk