Age, Gender and Feminism: Addressing the Gap from Literary and Cultural Perspectives

dc.contributor.authorStončikaitė, Ieva
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-24T13:18:22Z
dc.date.available2021-09-24T13:18:22Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-30
dc.description.abstractAlthough important demographic shifts have generated both an interest and profound transformations in sociocultural interpretations of ageing and old age, the experience of growing older is still perceived negatively and is often measured according to how successfully people adapt to the current Western ideals of later life. In the light of recent research on cultural and literary representations of ageing, this article critically addresses contemporary American writer Erica Jong's mid-life and later works from feminist and gender perspectives. It shows how the author's writings contest the narrative of decline and ageism and incorporate some aspects of positive ageing in terms of body image. Yet, instead of following the model of successful ageing, Jong offers alternative views of ageing femininities and sexuality that enable a different narrative of growing older to emerge. The writer's work also shows that socially and culturally constructed gender and power relationships can be deconstructed, which allows for new forms of self-expression that are not moulded into anti-ageing discourses and their neoliberal imperatives.ca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.13060/gav.2021.012
dc.identifier.issn2570-6578
dc.identifier.issn2570-6586
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/71919
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherInstitute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciencesca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/gav.2021.012ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofGender a výzkum / Gender and Research, 2021, vol. 22, núm. 1, p. 59-77ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) Stončikaitė, Ieva, 2021ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2021ca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectAgeingca_ES
dc.subjectGenderca_ES
dc.subjectFeminismca_ES
dc.titleAge, Gender and Feminism: Addressing the Gap from Literary and Cultural Perspectivesca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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