CHFD 3710 - CHFD 3710 Feminist theories make an important...

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CHFD 3710 Feminist theories make an important contribution to the study of aging. first, feminist theories, like the life course approach, recognize the importance of social structure, social interaction, and individual characteristics(primarily gender, but also race, ethnicity, and social class).second feminist theories present a more inclusive picture of aging and older adults, by focusing on the majority of the older population—women—and on issues that are relevant to women’s lives. third, feminist theories of aging challenge the traditional focus on men in research and the ageist biases in mainstream feminist theories of aging and the ageist biases in mainstream feminist theories that ignore issues of age Some gerontologists see gender as too narrow a focus for the study of aging Critics also say that feminist theories dwell too much on social problems First they overemphasize the poverty and problems that older people face. Second, they overemphasize the effect of social structures on individual aging. third,they tend to see
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course CHFD 3710 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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CHFD 3710 - CHFD 3710 Feminist theories make an important...

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