Connection, Compromise, and Control: Canadian Women Discuss Midlife

Paperback | February 26, 2008

byNancy Mandell, Susannah Wilson, Ann Duffy

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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 paidto 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'slives and their experience of aging.

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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 paidto issues of: baby boomers; the women's move...

Nancy Mandell is Associate Professor in Sociology and Women's Studies at York University. Susannah Wilson is Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University. Ann Duffy is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology at Brock University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195417933

ISBN - 13:9780195417937

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Preface1. Midlife Under Siege: Baby Boomers Confront Aging2. Structure, Culture and Agency in the Study of Midlife Women3. Midlife Women and the Women's Movement4. Family and Intimacy: Looking for Connection5. Caregiving: The Lifelong Compromise6. Work and Economic Control7. Health and Well-being8. Conclusion: Ambivalence and an Ambiguous FutureAppendixReferencesIndex