By Lorraine Code
The path-breaking Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories is an obtainable, multidisciplinary perception into the advanced box of feminist notion. The Encyclopedia includes over 500 authoritative entries commissioned from a world group of individuals and contains transparent, concise and provocative causes of key issues and concepts. each one access includes move references and a bibliographic consultant to additional analyzing; over 50 biographical entries offer readers with a feeling of the way the theories they come across have constructed out of the lives and occasions in their authors.
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De (1972) The Coming of Age, trans. P. O'Brian, New York: Norton. Bell, N. ) The Other Within Us, Boulder, CO: Westview. Guillemard, A-M. ) Aging and Generational Relations, Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. M. (1997) Declining to Decline: Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Midlife, Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. Kastenbaum (eds) Handbook of the Humanities and Aging, New York: Springer. Hockey, J. and James, A. (1993) Growing Up and Growing Old, London: Sage Publications.
Gerontophobia' names the belief that however thoroughly ageism can be deconstructed, it has an essential, ahistorical component of horror. Although feminists know that 'an expulsion' is typically followed rather than preceded by a 'repulsion' (as Iris Marion Young notes), gerontophobia lingers, supported as Woodward demonstrates in Aging and Its Discontents (1991), by Freud, Proust and other high-culture fictions. She counterposes phantasms of the 'immobile', 'fragmenting' or 'empty' body of old age with alternatives to the 'youthful structure of the look' such as visualisations of self-accepting bodies and theory that ends 'the repression of ageing'.
As an anarchist, she knew that men and women are oppressed by authoritarian social structures, but she also saw that women are oppressed specifically as women. The convergence of feminist concerns with anarchism meant that no mere reform of hierarchical institutions would be adequate to the task of allowing women to live full lives. Thus, she spoke out against women's suffrage because she saw it as merely a way to gain women's cooperation in the maintenance of an essentially unchanged structure.
Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories by Lorraine Code