In Her Prime
New Views of Middle-Aged Women
What does it mean to be a middle-aged woman, whether in tribal and peasant societies or in the industrialized world? Typically, according to contributors to this book, it means greater freedom, sometimes including greater sexual freedom, more authority, and opportunities for social recognition. A unique collection of articles about middle-aged women in different cultures around the world, this expanded and updated volume contains two new chapters.
From reviews of the first edition
"Punctures a myth which has become as pervasive as it is pernicious."
"In traditional cultures, some women benefit from aging."
-- New York Times Magazine
"The range and quality of data on middle-aged women presented in one volume make this book a treasure."
-- Contemporary Sociology
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