Book Details

Women over Fifty

: 2007

: 978-0-387-46341-4


A woman’s middle age had traditionally been regarded as a time of loss and decline. But in the wake of the women's movement and other societal and cultural events, a profound shift has taken place. Far from being marginalized, midlife women stand at the forefront of a great transformation of cultural perceptions and attitudes. They are rejecting stereotypes, embracing new opportunities, and forming what this important book terms "a new collective middle-aged identity."

: Behavioral Science, Gender, Sex, Stereotyp, age, aging, baby boomerfeministgendered-age identitymenopausemidlifesexualitystability