Shame and the Aging Woman: Confronting and Resisting Ageism in Contemporary Women's Writings by J. Brooks Bouson

Shame and the Aging Woman: Confronting and Resisting Ageism in Contemporary Women's Writings

byJ. Brooks Bouson

Kobo ebook | August 19, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$95.79 online 
$119.75 list price save 20%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

This book brings together the research findings of contemporary feminist age studies scholars, shame theorists, and feminist gerontologists in order to unfurl the affective dynamics of gendered ageism. In her analysis of what she calls “embodied shame,” J. Brooks Bouson describes older women’s shame about the visible signs of aging and the health and appearance of their bodies as they undergo the normal processes of bodily aging. Examining both fictional and nonfiction works by contemporary North American and British women authors, this book offers a sustained analysis of the various ways that ageism devalues and damages the identities of otherwise psychologically healthy women in our graying culture.  Shame theory, as Bouson shows, astutely explains why gendered ageism is so deeply entrenched in our culture and why even aging feminists may succumb to this distressing, but sometimes hidden, cultural affliction.

Title:Shame and the Aging Woman: Confronting and Resisting Ageism in Contemporary Women's WritingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319317113

ISBN - 13:9783319317113

Reviews