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Women In Later Life

Exploring Race And Ethnicity

Women In Later Life by Haleh Afshar
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!the first book to comprehensively examine the lives of older women from ethnic minorities in the UK as well as non-migrant White women. The authors draw on extensive qualitative research to provide novel ways of looking at the priorities and concerns of older women, providing insights into what enhances their quality of life. Mary Maynard and colleagues have written an outstanding book...Women in Later Life will be essential reading for students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses on gender, ethnicity and later life' - Sara Arber, University of Surrey.'!what is it like to be an older person and, particularly, an older woman? This carefully crafted and wide-ranging book seeks to answer this question! The book reminds us that age is a social construct, one which profoundly disadvantages women. For minority ethnic women, where this book makes an important contribution to a largely unexplored territory, the situation is even more dire. The authors have opened up a huge area of policy, demonstrating, despite the rhetoric of government, how badly we treat our elders' - Professor Gary Craig, University of Hull.Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population.
McGraw-Hill Education; August 2007
210 pages; ISBN 9780335235452
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Title: Women In Later Life
Author: Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray