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Title: Because women will always be women and men are just getting older: Intersecting discourses of ageing and gender
Authors: Wilinska, Monika
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Keywords: discourse of age
discourse of gender
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Wilinska M (2010) Because women will always be women and men are just getting older: Intersecting discourses of ageing and gender, Current Sociology, 58 (6), pp. 879-896.
Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine a meeting between discourses of gender and age at the macro-level, applying an intersectional research approach. The discussion of intersecting discourses is based on empirical material from Poland. It refers to the condition of social policy towards age and gender, in Poland, as well as the media discourse. The results of the study indicate that the intersection between discourses of age and gender involves discriminatory practices that result in an establishment of one-dimensional and pejorative subject positions. Two main subject positions of grandma and pensioner exemplify the main mechanism of a dynamic relationship between both discourses where the order implied by one discourse is strengthened at the expense of the other. The phenomenon of gendered age and aged gender reflects the key rule for understanding subject positions which pertain to categories of older women and older men.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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