Abstract

Authors focused on the features of "prescribed" scenarios of women’ aging in modern Russia. The main goal of the article is to move forward in understanding the sociology of aging and opportunities for social inclusion of older women. The topic is located at the intersection between sociology of individual/personality, gender sociology, age psychology, social
anthropology, social work, etc. This is a paper that adopts current theoretical approach of Madrid International Plan of Active Ageing and next International Acts. In modern society older women are subjected to double stigmatization - both as women and as older persons. It is analyzed in which directions social expectations are changing, how the identity of women is being formed at the present time. Involving older women in more diverse living conditions requires critical rethinking of ageism rooted at the institutional level. In Russia, where not only the proportion of older women is increasing but also the difference
in the average life expectancy of women and men, the problems experienced by women at different stages of life cycle exacerbate their low social status in old age. Possibility to realize the late age productively, to continue professional employment or active public work, i.e. not to pass the border of "social old age", is mainly adopted by highly qualified women. But there are no reasons to believe that social regulations are softening and the situation of older women is improving noticeably. The experience of Russia, as our article shows, is that political and economic emancipation does not change
normative gender of women's issues neither in public consciousness, nor in family life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research
Subtitle of host publicationICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal
Editors Ana Azevedo, Anabela Mesquita
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPolytechnic of Porto
Pages174-180
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-911218-78-4
ISBN (Print) 978-1-911218-77-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Сизова, И. Л., & Григорьева, И. А. (2018). Elderly Women Between Ageing and Gender Discrimination. In A. Azevedo, & A. Mesquita (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research : ICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal (pp. 174-180). UK: Polytechnic of Porto.
Сизова, Ирина Леонидовна ; Григорьева, Ирина Андреевна. / Elderly Women Between Ageing and Gender Discrimination. Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research : ICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal. editor / Ana Azevedo ; Anabela Mesquita. UK : Polytechnic of Porto, 2018. pp. 174-180
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Сизова, ИЛ & Григорьева, ИА 2018, Elderly Women Between Ageing and Gender Discrimination. in A Azevedo & A Mesquita (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research : ICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal. Polytechnic of Porto, UK, pp. 174-180.

Elderly Women Between Ageing and Gender Discrimination. / Сизова, Ирина Леонидовна; Григорьева, Ирина Андреевна.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research : ICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal. ed. / Ana Azevedo; Anabela Mesquita. UK : Polytechnic of Porto, 2018. p. 174-180.

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Сизова ИЛ, Григорьева ИА. Elderly Women Between Ageing and Gender Discrimination. In Azevedo A, Mesquita A, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research : ICGR 2018 Hosted by ISCAP, P.Porto Porto, Portugal. UK: Polytechnic of Porto. 2018. p. 174-180