With an increasingly diverse ageing population, we need to expand our understanding of how social divisions intersect to affect outcomes in later life.
This edited collection examines ageing, gender, and sexualities from multidisciplinary and geographically diverse perspectives and looks at how these factors combine with other social divisions to affect experiences of ageing. It draws on theory and empirical data to provide both conceptual knowledge and clear ‘real-world’ illustrations.
The book includes section introductions to guide the reader through the debates and ideas and a glossary offering clear definitions of key terms and concepts.
Andrew King is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey where he is also Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender.
Kathryn Almack is Professor of Health and Family Lives at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research has included a focus on LGBT older people, ageing and end of life care.
Rebecca Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Health at The Open University, UK. She researches ageing, sexuality across the life course and especially sexuality in later life.
Introduction ~ Andrew King, Kathryn Almack and Rebecca Jones;
Part 1: Theoretical Interpolations; The intersection of age, gender and sexualities in research on ageing ~ Toni Calasanti;
The queer subject of ‘getting on’ ~ Yvette Taylor;
Part 2: Representations;
The changing conception of the menopause ~ Elizabeth Barry;
‘Old mothers’ in contemporary Danish media ~ Kinneret Lahad and Karen Hvidtfedlt Madsen;
Representations of female ageing and sexuality in Literature ~ Maricel Óro Piqueras;
Part 3: Dis/empowerments;
Intersections of ageing, gender, class and sexual identity ~ Jill Wilkens;
Issues of power and habitus during life history interviews ~ Elham Ahmini;
Part 4: Care Contexts;
Sexual expression and sexual practices in long-term residential facilities for older people ~ Feliciano Villar;
LGBT ageing and care in South Africa ~ Neil Henderson and Kathryn Almack;
Older gay and bisexual men in cancer care ~ Julie Fish;
Part 5: Health, well-being and the life course;
Transgender ageing: intersections and the life course ~ Vanessa Fabbre and Anna Siverskog;
Health and well-being of lesbians and gay men in later life ~ Mark Hughes;
Intersecting masculinity, age and sexuality in the Viagra era ~ Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto and Chiara Bertone;
Conclusion ~ Andrew King, Kathryn Almack and Rebecca Jones.
“A fresh, stimulating and contemporary approach to conceptualizing and responding to theories, research, policies and practices on ageing, gender and sexuality. This unrivalled global collection provides essential intersectional and multidisciplinary perspectives that challenge us all.” Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Middlesex University