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The Resource Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing, Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter

Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing, Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter

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Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing
Title
Out of time
Title remainder
the pleasures and perils of ageing
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of ageing. 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"--
Summary
A polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging evaluates the struggles of baby boomers who are facing new challenges and questions about politics and identity, exploring such topics as later-in-life desire, the diminished circumstances of older women and the problems of managing loss and mortality
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Writing style
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10225807
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DLC
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Segal, Lynne
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Old age
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Ageing
Target audience
adult
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the pleasures and perils of ageing
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Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing, Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter
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9781781681398.jpg
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Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
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
Control code
000051614805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781781681398
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing, Lynne Segal ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter
Link
9781781681398.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
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
Control code
000051614805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781781681398
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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