Gendering Women

Identity and Mental Wellbeing through the Lifecourse

Suzanne Clisby and Julia Holdsworth

Suzanne Clisby and Julia Holdsworth

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847426772 Will Publish September 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Engaging and accessible, Gendering Women explores the constructions of femininity and how they fundamentally affect women’s mental well-being through the life course. Drawing on accounts from women of growing up and growing older in the north of England, the book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman—in family life, education, employment, motherhood, and in the presence of violence—both enable and erode self-confidence and self-esteem. The volume draws a critical link between contemporary gender theory and the lived experiences of women today and will appeal to students and scholars in sociology and the broader social sciences.
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