Truncated lives : the marginalization of old women in selected English Canadian feminist texts

Creator: 

Delahanty, Connie

Date: 

1992

Abstract: 

An examination of English Canadian feminist texts indicates that the social inequalities and stereotyping that result from women's aging process have not yet been systematically addressed in Canadian feminism. Old women appear to have been relegated to the position of "other" or the "aged" in the development of feminist theory. How and why this occurs, and its consequences for old women, is discussed. The paper concludes that feminist theory must develop a broader theoretical base in order to analyze the combined effects of sexism and ageism on old women in Canada.

Subject: 

Feminist Literature -- Canada
Older Women -- Canada
Older Women In Literature

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Sociology

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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