“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”
Chapter 4: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
I described her own nature and temperament. Told how they needed a larger life for their expression…. I pointed out that in lieu of proper channels, her emotions had overflowed into paths that dissipated them. I talked, beautifully I thought, about an art that would be born, an art that would open the way for women the likes of her. I asked her to hope, and build up an inner life against the coming of that day…. I sang, with a strange quiver in my voice, a promise song.
Jean Toomer, “Avey”
The poet speaking to a prostitute who falls asleep while he's talking—
When the poet Jean Toomer walked through the South in the early twenties, ...