This collection of original essays opens up a novel area of inquiry: the distinctively ethical dimension of women's experiences of aging. Fifteen distinguished contributors here explore assumptions, experiences, practices, and public policies that affect women's well-being and dignity in later life. The book brings to the study of women's aging a reflective dimension missing from the empirical work that has predominated to date. Ethical studies of aging have so far failed to emphasize gender. And feminist ethics has neglected older women, even when emphasizing other dimensions of 'difference.' Finally work on aging in all fields has focused on the elderly, while this volume sees aging as an extended process of negotiating personal and social change.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; March 2000
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- Title: Mother Time
- Author: Margaret Urban Walker (ed.); Sandra Lee Bartky (contrib.); Daniel Callahan (contrib.); Joan C. Callahan (contrib.); Peggy DesAutels (contrib.); Robin Fiore (contrib.); Frida Kerner Furman (contrib.); Martha Holstein (contrib.); Diana Tietjens Meyers (contrib.); Hilde Lindemann Nelson (contrib.); James Lindemann Nelson (contrib.); Sara Ruddick (contrib.); Anita Silvers (contrib.); Joan Tronto (contrib.); Margaret Urban Walker (contrib.); Susan Wendell (contrib.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
Mother Time is a vivid, contentious invitation to engage in rethinking widespread assumptions about aging and gender, the better to understand ethical dimensions of women's experiences of aging. All essays are insightful, engaging, and clearly written.
About The Author
Margaret Urban Walker is professor of philosophy at Fordham University. She is the author of Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics (Routledge, 1998). She lives in New York City.