b) Gender, sexuality, and ageing


Note: Also see the section on older people in the collection on sexualities.


Adelman, Marcy R. (ed.). Long Time Passing: Lives of Older Lesbians.

Adleman, Jeanne et al. (year?). Lambda Gray: Guide for Gays and Lesbians Who Are Growing Older. Newcastle.

Adleman, Jeanne et.al. Lambda Grey: A Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Guide for Gay Men and Lesbians Who are Growing Older.

Ahern, Kathleen Dee. (1996). The Older Woman: The Able Self. New York: Garland.

Alexander, Jo et al., (eds.). (1986). Women And Aging: An Anthology By Women. Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books.

Allen, Jessie, and Alan Pifer. (1993). Women On The Front Lines: Meeting The Challenge Of An Aging America. Washington: Urban Institute Press.

Arber, Sara, and Jay Ginn. (eds.). (1995). Connecting Gender and Ageing. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Arber, Sara, Lars Andersson, and Andreas Hoff. (2007). Current Sociology, Special issue: Changing Approaches to Gender and Ageing. March, Vol. 55 No. 2.
Changing Approaches to Gender and Ageing: Introduction / Sara Arber, Lars Andersson, and Andreas Hoff.
The Intersection of Age and Gender: Reworking Gender Theory and Social Gerontology / Clary Krekula.
What Do Older Women and Men Want? Gender Differences in the ‘Lived Experience’ of Ageing / Cherry Russell.
Sexualities, Gender and Ageing: Resources and Social Change / Brian Heaphy.
Older Women and ‘Frailty’: Aged, Gendered and Embodied Resistance / Amanda Grenier and Jill Hanley.
Situating ‘Home’ at the Nexus of the Public and Private Spheres: Ageing, Gender and Home Support Work in Canada / Anne Martin-Matthews.
Changing Intergenerational Solidarities within Families in a Mediterranean Welfare State: Elderly Care in Italy / Barbara Da Roit.
Gender, Ageing and the ‘New Social Settlement’: The Importance of Developing a Holistic Approach to Care Policies / Jane Lewis.
Gender and the Devolution of Pension Risks in the US / Angela M. O’Rand and Kim M. Shuey.

Arber, Sara. (1991). Gender And Later Life A Sociological Analysis Of Resources And Constraints. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Pub.

Bamner, Lois. (1992). In Full Flower: Ageing Women, Power, and Sexuality: A History. New York.

Barker, Judith C., Gilbert Herdt, and Brian de Vries. (2006). (ed.). Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 3(2), June. Special Issue: Social Support in the Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men at Midlife and Later.

Barusch, Amanda Smith. (1994). Older Women In Poverty: Private Lives And Public Policies. New York: Springer Pub.

Beckford, Ruth. (1999). ‘Still Groovin’: Affirmations For Women In The Second Half Of Life. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press.

Bell, Marilyn J. (1987). Women As Elders: The Feminist Politics Of Aging. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Bergling, T. (2004). Reeling In the Years: Gay Men’s Perspectives on Age and Ageism. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Bernard, Miriam, Judith Phillips, Linda Machin, and Val Harding Davies. (2000). Women Ageing: Changing Identities, Challenging Myths. Routledge.

Black, Helen K. (2000). Old Souls: Aged Women, Poverty, And The Experience Of God. New York: A. de Gruyter.

Blaikei, Andrew. (1999). Ageing And Popular Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Bolen, Jean. (2001). Goddesses In Older Women: Archetypes In Women Over Fifty. New York: HarperCollins.

Botelho, Lynn, and Pat Thane. (2000). Women & Ageing In British Society Since 1500. White Plains, NY: Longman.

Browne, Colette. (1998). Women, Feminism, And Aging. New York: Springer.

Budetti, Peter P., and Richard V. Burkhauser (eds.). (2000). Ensuring Health & Income Security For An Aging Workforce. Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Calasanti, Toni M., and Kathleen F. Slevin (eds.) (2006). Age Matters: Realigning Feminist Thinking. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Chambers, Pat (2005). Older Widows and the Life Course: Multiple Narratives of Hidden Lives. Aldershot: Ashgate Press.

Claman, Elizabeth. (1994). Each In Her Own Way: Women Writing On Menopause And Other Aspects Of Aging. Eugene, OR: Queen of Swords Press.

Cole, Thomas R. (1997). The Journey Of Life: A Cultural History Of Aging In AmericA. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Coplon, Jennifer K. (1997). Single Older Women In The Workforce: By Necessity, Or Choice?. New York: Garland Pub.

Coyle, Jean M. (ed.). (2001). Handbook On Women And Aging. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press.

Day, Alice T. (1991). Remarkable Survivors: Insights Into Successful Aging Among Women. Washington: Urban Institute Press.

Dodge, Hiroko H. (1996). Poverty Transitions Among Elderly Widows. New York: Garland.

Doress-Worters, Paula B., and Diana L. Siegal. (1996). The New Ourselves Growing Older. New York: Peter Smith.

Dunkel, Ruth E., Beverly Roberts, and Marie Haug. (2001). Oldest Old In Everyday Life: Perception, Coping With Change & Stress. New York: Springer.

Edelstein, Linda. (1999). Art Of Midlife: Courage And Creative Living For Women. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

Facio, Elisa. (1995). Understanding Chicana Elderly: Sociological And Policy Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Feminist Media Studies, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2018. Special issue: Gendered Ageing Bodies in Popular Media Culture.

Folbre, Nancy, Lois B. Shaw, and Agneta Stark. (eds.). (2005). Feminist Economics, Special Issue: Special Issue on Gender and Aging, Volume 11 Number 2, July.

Freeman, Phyllis. (2000). Wise Women: Reflections Of Teachers At Mid-Life. New York: Routledge.

Friday, Nancy. (1999). Our Looks, Our Lives: Sex, Beauty, Power, And The Need To Be Seen. New York: HarperPaperbacks.

Furman, Frida Kerner. (1997). Facing The Mirror: Older Women And Beauty Shop Culture. New York: Routledge.

Gannon, Linda R. (1999). Women and Aging: Transcending the Myths. Routledge.

Garner, J. Dianne, and Susan Mercer (eds.). (2000). Women As They Age. 2d ed. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, Special issue: LGBTI ageing, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005.

Gilleard, C.J., and Paul Higgs. (2001). Cultures Of Ageing: Self, Citizen & The Body. New York: Prentice Hall.

Gilleard, Chris, and Paul Higgs (2005). Contexts of Ageing: Class, Cohort and Community. Cambridge: Polity.Glasse, Lou, and Jon Hendricks. (1992). Gender & Aging. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing.

Gould, Jean. (ed.). (1996). Season Of Adventure: Traveling Tales And Outdoor Journeys Of Women Over 50. Seattle: Seal Press.

Greer, Germaine. (1993). The Change: Women, Aging And The Menopause. New York: Fawcett Books.

Gullette, Margaret Morganroth. (1997). Declining To Decline: Cultural Combat And The Politics Of The Midlife. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

Hatch, L. (1987). Research on Men’s and Women’s Retirement Attitudes. In Borscitta, E. and Montgomery, R. (eds.). Critical Issues in Aging Policy. Sage.

Hatch, Laurie, and Jon Hendricks. (2000). Beyond Gender Differences: Adaptation To Aging In Life Course Perspective. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing.

Hayslip, Bert. (1995). Psychology Of Aging: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Heilbrun, Carolyn. (1998). The Last Gift Of Time: Life Beyond Sixty. New York: Ballantine Books.

Heywood, W., Lyons, A., Fileborn, B., Hinchliff, S., Minichiello, V., Malta, S., . . . Dow, B. (2018). Sexual Satisfaction among Older Australian Heterosexual Men and Women: Findings from the Sex, Age & Me Study. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 44(3), 295-307.

Hillman, Jennifer L. (2000). Clinical Perspectives On Elderly Sexuality. New York: Kluwer Academic Press.

Jamieson, Anne et.al. (eds.). Critical Approaches to Ageing and Later Life. Open University Press.

Johnson, Barbara. (1998). Living Somewhere Between Estrogen And Death. Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group.

Kaye, Lenard. (1997). Self-Help Support Groups For Older Women: Rebuilding Elder Networks Through Personal Empowerment. Washington: Taylor & Francis.

Komesaroff, Paul A., Philipa Rothfield, and Jeanne Daly. (eds.). (1997). Reinterpreting Menopause: Cultural And Philosophical Issues. New York: Routledge.

Lewis, Jane, and Barbara Meredith. (1988). Daughters Who Care: Daughters Caring For Mothers At Home. New York: Routledge.

Livson, F. (1983). Changing Sex Roles in the Social Environment of Later Life. In Rowles, G. and Ohta, R. (eds.). Aging and Milieu: Environmental Perspectives on Growing Old, Academic Press.

Macdonald, Barbara, and Cynthia Rich. (1991). Look Me In The Eye: Old Women, Aging And Ageism. 2nd ed., San Francisco: Spinsters Ink.

Minichiello, Victor, David Plummer, and Anne Seal. (1996). The ‘Asexual’ Older Person? Australian Evidence. Venereology, 9(3)

Morgan, Leslie, and Suzanne Kunkel. (2001). Aging: The Social Context. 2d ed. Boston: Pine Forge Press.

Nordquist, Joan. (1994). Women And Aging: A Bibliography. Santa Cruz, CA: Reference and Research Services.

NWSA Journal. (2006). Volume 18, Number 1, Spring, Special Issue: Aging and Ageism.
Marshall, Leni / Aging: A Feminist Issue.
Piercy, Marge / I met a woman who wasn’t there.
(Interview) Lipscomb, Valerie Barnes / “We need a theoretical base”: Cynthia Rich, Women’s Studies, and Ageism: An Interview.
Calasanti, Toni M.; Slevin, Kathleen F.; King, Neal / Ageism and Feminism: From “Et Cetera” to Center.
Dillaway, Heather / When Does Menopause Occur, and How Long Does It Last? Wrestling with Age and Time-Based Conceptualizations of Reproductive Aging.
Norris, Elaine / Age Matters in a Feminist Classroom.
Barnett, Barbara / Focusing on the Next Picture: Feminist Scholarship as a Foundation for Teaching about Ageism in the Academy.
Dullemen, Caroline van / Older People in Africa: New Engines to Society?
Henneberg, Sylvia B. / Of Creative Crones and Poetry: Developing Age Studies Through Literature.
Overall, Christine / Old Age and Ageism, Impairment and Ableism: Exploring the Conceptual and Material Connections.
Port, Cynthia / “Ages are the Stuff!”: The Traffic in Ages in Interwar Britain.
Woodward, Kathleen M. / Performing Age, Performing Gender.

Onyx, Jenny. (1999). Revisioning Aging: Empowerment Of Older Women. New York: Peter Lang.

Paoletti, Isabella. (1998). Being An Older Woman: A Study In The Social Production Of Identity. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Pearsall, Marilyn. (ed.). (1997). The Other Within Us: Feminist Explorations Of Women And Aging. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Pogrebin, Letty G. (1996). Getting Over Getting Older: An Intimate Journey. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Ramsey, Janet, and Rosemary Blieszner. (1999). Spiritual Resiliency In Older Women: Models Of Strength For Challenges Through The Life Span. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Roberto, Karen A. (ed.). (1996). Relationships Between Women in Later Life. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Rosenthal, Evelyn. (ed). (1994). Women, Aging and Ageism. New York: Haworth Press.

Rountree, Cathleen. (1999). On Women Turning 70: Honoring The Voices Of Wisdom. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Rubin, Lillian. (2000). Tangled Lives: Daughters, Mothers And The Crucible Of Aging. Boston: Beacon Press.

Scott, Lucy. (1997). Wise Choices Beyond Midlife: Women Mapping The Journey Ahead. Forest Knolls, CA: Elder Books.

Sexual & Relationship Therapy. (2002). Volume 17 Number 3, August. Includes;
Sex and intimacy in older people / Andre Phanjoo.
Sex for the mature adult: health, self-esteem and countering ageist stereotypes / David J. Weeks.
Health challenges for older women: some implications for sexual health / Christopher Vincent.
Perimenopausal issues in sexuality / Lyndsey Myskow.
Sexuality in older women with mental health problems / Susan M. Benbow, Chris E. Jagus.
Sexuality in older men with mental health problems / Chris E. Jagus, Susan M. Benbow.
Depression, antidepressants and sexual functioning in men / Vanessa Pesce, Stuart N. Seidman, Steven P. Roose.
The impact of dementia on marital relationships / Elizabeth Baikie.
Sexuality and dementia in residential care--whose responsibility? / Carole Archibald.

Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Special Issue: Sexuality and Aging, Volume 30, Issue 1, February 2015.

SIECUS Report. (2001/2002). Special issue: Sexuality and Aging Revisited. December / January.

Stoddard, Karen. (1983). Saints And Shrews: Women And Aging In American Popular Film. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Swartz, Susan. (2000). Juicy Tomatoes: Plain Truths, Dumb Lies, And Sisterly Advice About Life After 50. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Thone, Ruth R. (1992). Women & Aging: Celebrating Ourselves. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Thone, Ruth Raymond. (1992). Women and Aging: Celebrating Ourselves. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Turner, Barbara F., and Lillian E. Troll. (1993). Women Growing Older: Theoretical Perspectives In The Psychology Of Aging. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Walker, Margaret Urban. (1999). Mother Time: Women, Aging, And Ethics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

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Wheeler, Helen Rippier. (1997). Women And Aging: A Guide To The Literature. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Wood, Kim et al. (1996). A Profile of Older People Accessing a Sexual Health Clinic. Venereology, 9(3)

Woodward, Kathleen. (1999). Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Woodward, Kathleen. (2006). Performing Age, Performing Gender. NWSA Journal, 18(1): 162.

Wyverkens, E., Dewitte, M., Deschepper, E., Corneillie, J., Van der Bracht, L., Van Regenmortel, D., . . . T’Sjoen, G. (2018). Ysex? A Replication Study in Different Age Groups. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 15(4), 492-501.

Young, Alice A. (1993). Women And Healthy Aging: Living Productively In Spite Of It All. New York: Haworth Press.

Zucker, A. N. and A. J. Stewart (2007). Growing up and growing older: feminism as a context for women’s lives. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31(2): 137-145.



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