Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing / Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter.Publisher: London : Verso, 2013Copyright date: ©2013. Description: xviii, 331 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781681398 (hardback)Other title: Pleasures and perils of ageingSubject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies | LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist | Old age | Altern | Alterspsychologie | Society | Ålderdomen | Åldrandet | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Feminist | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Aging | Intergenerational relations | Old age | Aging | Intergenerational relations | Alternative Press Collection | Aged | Ageing | Social values | Feminism | Generation gap | Body image | Sex behaviour | PsychologyDDC classification: 305.26 Online resources: Cover image
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.How Old Am I? -- 2.Generational Warfare -- 3.The Perils of Desire -- 4.The Ties That Bind -- 5.Flags of Resistance -- 6.Affirming Survival.
"A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don't ask, don't tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged--the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival"--
"In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Diana Athill and writers, poets and thinkers who have all written about the fears, liberation and experience of ageing, Out of Time looks at the perils and potential pleasures of growing old. It is a brave and powerful refusal to disappear, a rallying cry for the persistence of life after sixty, and a convincing rebuttal of the war of the generations and the end of baby-boomer bashing. Combining memoir, analysis and politics, Segal explores the problems of dealing with loss and how to find victory in survival. She raises the possibilities of continued desire and identity where often the aged are become forgotten and increasingly invisible"--
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