Chimes of Change and Hours: Views of Older Women in Twentieth-century America

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Social Science - 518 pages
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Encompassing a variety of perspectives on the lives of older women in modern America, this book is a rich mosaic, drawing on demographic, social-psychological, social-historical, economic, and gerontological data, and incorporating transcripts of oral histories, interviews with women artists, fiction and essays by and about women in the second half of their lives, autobiographies, diaries, journals, letters, and other sources.
  

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Contents

Older Women in a Changing Society
35
Women in the Second Half of Life
111
Voices from Oral Histories SelfPortraits of Older Women
171
Times Remembered and Times Passage Written Memoirs and Reflections
225
Aspects of Aging Selections from the Works of Five Women Writers
276
Older Women in Selected TwentiethCentury American Fictions
330
The Chance for Further Flight Creativity in Older Womens Lives
381
SelfPortraits of the Artist as an Older Woman
408
Older Women as Seen Through Social Science and Literature Views from a Bridge
453
Bibliography
487
Name Index
507
Subject Index
515
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