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Feminist gerontology and old men.
  • T. Calasanti
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1 November 2004
TLDR
How feminist gerontology might examine old men, using the topic of health as an example, is discussed, showing how its focus on power relations lends insight into the lives of those people disadvantaged by them as well as the people privileged by social inequalities. Expand
Spousal caregiving and crossing gender boundaries: Maintaining gendered identities
Abstract This study gathered in-depth interview data from a mostly rural sample ( N  = 22) of primary spousal caregivers for non-institutionalized persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and relatedExpand
Gender relations and applied research on aging.
  • T. Calasanti
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Gerontologist
  • 1 December 2010
TLDR
It is argued that gerontologists interested in facilitating favorable outcomes for old people should consider research and practice that would disrupt, not reinforce, the bases of gender inequalities in later life. Expand
Ageism, Gravity, and Gender: Experiences of Aging Bodies
The quest to be 'not old.' Ageism differs from other forms of oppression in two significant ways. First, it is the one source of disadvantage that we will all face, should we live long enough, thoughExpand
Family Ties and Aging
Family Ties and Aging. Ingrid Arnet Connidis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2001. 384 pp. ISBN 0-7619-1957-0. $49.95 (paper). At last: a book that melds research on family ties in later life inclusively.Expand
Gender and life satisfaction in retirement: an assessment of the male model.
  • T. Calasanti
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1996
TLDR
This study attempts to clarify the relationship between gender and life satisfaction in retirement by explicitly considering how gender structures preretirement employment experiences are considered, and asks whether the "male model" of life Satisfaction in retirement can be used to assess women's life dissatisfaction in retirement. Expand
Taking 'women's work' 'like a man': husbands' experiences of care work.
TLDR
A feminist, structural approach to husbands' experiences of caring for wives with Alzheimer's disease found that these husbands' approaches to caregiving and their strategies for dealing with the work and feelings involved were rooted in their sense of selves as men. Expand
Critical perspectives on successful aging: does it "appeal more than it illuminates"?
TLDR
A critical gerontological perspective is taken to explore responses to the Rowe-Kahn successful aging paradigm by summarizing its empirical and methodological limitations, theoretical assumptions around ideas of individual choice and lifestyle, and inattention to intersecting issues of social inequality, health disparities, and age relations. Expand
Combating Ageism: How Successful Is Successful Aging?
  • T. Calasanti
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Gerontologist
  • 1 December 2016
TLDR
By not challenging the age relations that denigrate differences, the successful aging framework does not eliminate ageism and might even increase it. Expand
Incorporating diversity: meaning, levels of research, and implications for theory.
  • T. Calasanti
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Gerontologist
  • 1 April 1996
TLDR
It is demonstrated that starting with the voices of those with less power renders a more complete view of social reality and that a wider understanding of aging in the United States mandates that the authors move to the international-comparative level. Expand
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