Chapter 3 \u2013 textbook notes - kin 352 .pdf - Chapter 3 textbook notes Third Generation Theories 1 Feminist Theory Feminist Theory in the past

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Chapter 3 – textbook notes Third Generation Theories 1) Feminist Theory - è Feminist Theory – in the past – non-feminist approaches to women and gender in the studies of aging represented two approached; 1) The simple addition of women into existing research studies 2) The control of the influence of gender relative to other factors such as levels of education or income. è Concept of multiple knowledges – knowledge brought to research venue by older adults is just as valid as research brought in by professional researchers. è Feminist theory – seeking to empower older women and to play an advocacy role for them. è Empowerment of older women is best seen in feminist practice, for example, working with older women who require some type of social service. è Feminist practitioners look to empower older women by helping them find new roles, identify their strengths, and also use their knowledge. (Done is small groups) è

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