Negotiating gendered ageing: Intersectional reflexivity and experiences of incongruity of self-employed older women
Meliou E & Mallett O (2022) Negotiating gendered ageing: Intersectional reflexivity and experiences of incongruity of self-employed older women. Work, Employment and Society, 36 (1), pp. 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017021994489
This article analyses the experiences of self-employed older women. Developing an intersectional reflexivity approach, our analysis shows how older women negotiate their concerns in relation to gendered ageing and realise self-employment. Our study reveals three practices: ‘Expressing the self’, ‘Exploring learning’ and ‘Embracing solidarity’. We contribute to the neglected intersection of gender and age in studies of work, and to an appreciation of the transformational potential of self-employment for older women.
age; gender; intersectionality; reflexivity; self-employment
Work, Employment and Society: Volume 36, Issue 1
|Publication date online||21/04/2021|
|Date accepted by journal||26/10/2020|