Out of Time

The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing

By Lynne Segal; Elaine Showalter (Introduction by)
(Verso, Hardcover, 9781781681398, 331pp.)

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

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A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged—the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival.




About the Author
Lynne Segal is Professor of Gender Studies at Middlesex University. Her books include Is the Future Female?, Slow Motion, Sex Exposed, and Straight Sex.

Elaine Showalter is Professor of English at Princeton University and the author of "Sister' Choice: Traditions & Contradictions in American Women's Writing, The Female Malady: Women, Madness & English Culture, Sexual Anarchy: Gender & Culture at the Fin de Siecle", and "Modern American Women Writers".
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