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001       97025829 
008    970606s1998    nju      b    001 0 eng   
010    97025829 
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019    97025829 
020    080582121X|q(paperback: alk. paper) 
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035    .b23497233 
050 00 HQ1061|b.P325 1998 
082 00 305.26|221 
100 1  Paoletti, Isabella.|0
245 10 Being an older woman :|ba study in the social production 
       of identity /|cIsabella Paoletti. 
264  1 Mahwah, N.J. :|bLawrence Erlbaum Associates,|c1998. 
300    xiv, 94 pages ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Everyday communication. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87) and 
505 0  Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Membership Categories in 
       Identity Work -- Ch. 3. When Is an Older Woman? -- Ch. 4. 
       Institutional Conflicts and Gender Identification -- Ch. 
       5. Members' Personal Identities and Institutions -- Ch. 6.
       Conclusion: Understanding Social Change. 
520    In Being an Older Woman: A Study in the Social Production 
       of Identity, Isabella Paoletti examines how older women's 
       identities are socially constructed and, in particular, 
       how they can be influenced by institutional intervention. 
       The interest in identity production is not only 
       theoretical, but also practical. Different perceptions of 
       oneself as an older woman involve considerable differences
       in the definition of the person's possible sphere of 
       action, and therefore, in her life perspective. Based on 
       the experiences of Italian women who participated in the 
       European Older Women's Project, this study explores how 
       gender and age identities are interactionally constructed 
       in specific institutional contexts. 
520 8  Being an Older Woman describes the discourse and social 
       practices that constitute older women's identities, 
       helping to identify and deconstruct those stereotypes that
       tend to produce marginalization of older people. As a 
       resource for scholars in discourse, gender studies, aging 
       and gerontology, this volume gives new perspectives on the
       construction of perceptions of older women as well as 
       contributing images of them as active, lively, and 
       appealing human beings. 
650  0 Older women|xPsychology.|0
650  0 Adult day care centers|0
       subjects/sh85035959|xPsychological aspects.|0http:// 
650  0 Women|xIdentity.|0
830  0 Everyday communication.|0
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