The Other within Us: Feminist Explorations of Women and Aging

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1.
S. Preston, "Children and the Elderly in the U.S.," Scientific American 251 ( 1984): 4-49.
2.
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3.
D. Pearce, "The Feminization of Poverty: Women, Work and Welfare", Urban and Social Change Review 11 ( 1978): 28-36.
4.
T. Smeeding, "Non-money Income and the Elderly: The Case of the 'Tweeners,'" Institute for Poverty Research, Discussion Paper No. 759-84, University of WisconsinMadison, 1984.
5.
S. Danziger et al., "Income Transfers and the Economic Status of the Elderly," in Economic Transfers in the United States, ed. M. Moon ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984).
6.
U.S. Bureau of the Census, "Estimates of Poverty Including the Value of Noncash Benefits." Technical Paper No. 52 ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1984).
7.
M. Moon, "Poverty Among Elderly Women and Minorities" (Discussion paper, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., 1985).
8.
U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Aging, America's Elderly at Risk, 99th Cong. ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1985).
9.
H. Scott, Working Your Way to the Bottom: The Feminization of Poverty ( London: Pandora Press, 1984); K. B. Griffin, International Inequality and National Poverty ( New York: Holmes and Meier, 1978).
10.
C. Ross, S. Danzinger, and E. Smolensky, "The Level and Trend in Poverty in the United States, 1939-1979," Demography 24 ( 1987).
11.
A. M. O'Rand, "Women," in Handbook of the Aged in the United States, ed. E. Palmore ( Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985); T. Tissue and J. E McCoy, "Income and Living Arrangements Among Poor Aged Singles", Social Security Bulletin 44 ( 1981): 3-13.
12.
U.S. Bureau of the Census, "Poverty in the United States 1985." Current Population Reports. Series P-60, No. 158 ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1986).
13.
K. C. Holden, R. V. Burkhauser, and D. A. Myers, "Income Transitions at Older Stages of Life: The Dynamics of Poverty," The Gerontologist 26 ( 1986): 292-97.
14.
U.S. Bureau of the Census, "Poverty in the U.S."
15.
K. C. Holden, "Poverty and Living Arrangements Among Older Women: Are Changes in Economic Well-being Underestimated?" Journal of Gerontology 43 ( 1988): 522-27.
16.
E. Hing, "Use of Nursing Homes by the Elderly: Preliminary Data from the 1985 National Nursing Home Survey", Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 135, Department of Health and Human Services Pub. No. (PHS) 87-1250 ( Hyattsville, Md.: Public Health Service, 1987).
17.
E. S. Sekscenski, "Discharges from Nursing Homes: Preliminary Data from the 1985 National Nursing Home Survey", Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 16
  • Part One - Situating 17
  • 1 - The Double Standard of Aging 19
  • 2 - Portnoy's Mother's Complaints 25
  • 3 - The Plight of Older Black Women 37
  • References 41
  • 4 - The Feminization of Poverty Among the Elderly 43
  • Notes 54
  • 5 - Older Women in the City 57
  • Notes 68
  • Part Two - Problematizing 71
  • 6 Friends or Foes - Gerontological and Feminist Theory 73
  • Notes 91
  • References 91
  • 7 Heresy in the Female Body - The Rhetorics of Menopause 95
  • Notes 110
  • References 110
  • 8 Gender, Race, and Class - Beyond the Feminization of Poverty in Later Life 113
  • Notes 119
  • References 119
  • 9 - The View from Over the Hill 121
  • Notes 134
  • 10 - Adult Daughters and Care for the Elderly 135
  • Notes 146
  • 11 What Setting Limits May Mean - A Feminist Critique of Danielcallahan's Setting Limits 151
  • Notes 158
  • References 159
  • Part Three - Representing 161
  • 12 Sunset Boulevard - Fading Stars 163
  • Notes 175
  • 13 - Remembering Our Foremothers Older Black Women, Politics of Age, Politics of Survival as Embodied in the Novels of Toni Morrison 177
  • Notes 193
  • 14 Visible Difference - Women Artists and Aging 197
  • Notes 214
  • 15 - Time Will Tell 221
  • Part Four - Privileging 227
  • 16 - Toward Another Dimension . . . 229
  • 17 - Indian Summer 233
  • 18 - In the Heat of Shadow 239
  • 19 - Mirror of Strength Portrait of Two Chilean Arpilleristas 243
  • 20 - The Space Crone 249
  • 21 - Serenity and Power 253
  • Notes 273
  • Credits 275
  • About the Book and Editor 277
  • About the Contributors 279
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