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J Women Aging. 1999;11(2-3):171-84.

Researching to transgress: the need for critical feminism in gerontology.

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Faculty Associate in Gerontology, Wayne State University, USA.

Abstract

This article defines "empowering research" and argues the need for a critical gerontology informed by feminist and postmodern theories which focus on the connections between language, self, and social action. The author calls for feminist gerontology which evokes critical consciousness on the part of the researcher and participants. Feminist gerontologists are encouraged to engage in self-reflection and self-critique in regards to their own attitudes toward aging and to include personal criticism in their scholarly writings. Examples of feminist research on aging which illustrate these characteristics are provided.

PMID:
10568103
DOI:
10.1300/J074v11n02_12
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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