Older South Asian Migrant Women’s Experiences of Ageing in the UK: Intersectional Feminist Perspectives

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Drawing on empirical research with older South Asian migrant women, this book puts forth new understandings on how older, settled, migrant women construct and understand age through recollections of key life course events that are structured around gendered positions. Divesting from a Western-centric view and applying a decolonial and Black feminist lens to ageing, the author presents intersectionality and transnational positionality as useful tools to connect old age, migration and memory in critical studies on ageing. Chapters flesh out life course memories at different key stages and examines how the intersections of multiple markers of identity (race, gender, language, immigration status, age, etc.) shape how older South Asian migrant women understand and experience their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages196
ISBN (Electronic)9783031504624
ISBN (Print)9783031504617, 9783031504648
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2024
EventBook Launch - Birkby and Fartown Library, Huddersfield
Duration: 17 Apr 202417 Apr 2024

Research Group keywords

  • Social & Cultural Geographies

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion keywords

  • Gender Equality
  • Race Equality
  • Social Mobility
  • Reduced Inequalities

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