Chimes of change and hours: views of older women in twentieth-century America
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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Older Women in a Changing Society
Women in the Second Half of Life
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