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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

(Re)Visioning Gender, Age, and Aging in Families
(Re)visioning gender, age, and aging in families

In this chapter, we consider how a feminist approach furthers research and conceptual advancement regarding aging and family ties. A central component of our framework is attending to the interacting influences of multiple levels of analysis—namely, the individual, institutional (including family), and societal (including structured social relations) levels. We explore how a feminist approach combines with a life course framework, a critical perspective, and the concept of ambivalence to improve our understanding of family ties and aging. We discuss a number of intersections, including those between the fields of aging and family studies, between family life and gender relations, between gender and age relations, between feminist perspectives and other theoretical perspectives, and ...

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