By Haleh Afshar, Myfanwy Franks, Mary Ann Maynard, Sharon Wray
"The authors argue that a lot of the study into later existence has overlooked ethnic and cultural edition. Their objective is to aid us to appreciate what's vital in older women's lives throughout more than a few ethnic teams. they've got definitely accomplished this in what's a readable and designated research in their findings. hugely recommended."
"…the first e-book to comprehensively research the lives of older ladies from ethnic minorities within the united kingdom in addition to non-migrant White girls. The authors draw on huge qualitative study to supply novel methods of the priorities and issues of older girls, supplying insights into what complements their caliber of lifestyles. Mary Maynard and associates have written a very good book... ladies in Later existence might be crucial interpreting for college kids on undergraduate and postgraduate classes on gender, ethnicity and later life."
Sara Arber, collage of Surrey
"…what is it prefer to be an older individual and, quite, an older girl? This rigorously crafted and wide-ranging booklet seeks to reply to this question…The publication reminds us that age is a social build, one that profoundly dangers girls. For minority ethnic ladies, the place this ebook makes a major contribution to a principally unexplored territory, the placement is much more dire. The authors have unfolded a major region of coverage, demonstrating, regardless of the rhetoric of presidency, how badly we deal with our elders."
Professor Gary Craig, college of Hull
Britain, besides different Western and industrialized international locations, has an growing old inhabitants. We already reside in a single of the demographically oldest societies to have ever existed and the inhabitants goes to grow old. by means of 2020 it really is anticipated that one 3rd of the inhabitants might be elderly over 50. moreover, older girls outnumber older males, seeing that males are likely to die at a more youthful age than women.
within the educational mainstream really little is understood approximately older girls from minority ethnic groups. This groundbreaking ebook relies on interviews and concentration teams with girls of alternative backgrounds and ethnicities whose lives illustrate the power of personality and optimism that experience usually enabled them to pass though tough instances yet who, generally, view later existence positively.
In looking to comprehend the relationships among age, gender and ethnicity, the authors concentrate on a few key subject matters together with:
Family and networks
Health and health
Religion, religion and spirituality
Income, pensions and housing
The that means of identification and existence path occasions
Death and loss of life Women in Later Life might be key interpreting for college students and practitioners with an curiosity in gender and/or concerns surrounding later life.