Article

Negotiating gendered ageing: Intersectional reflexivity and experiences of incongruity of self-employed older women

Citation

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

Abstract
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.

Keywords
age; gender; intersectionality; reflexivity; self-employment

Journal
Work, Employment and Society: Volume 36, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersNewcastle University
Publication date28/02/2022
Publication date online30/04/2021
Date accepted by journal26/10/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32036
ISSN0950-0170
eISSN1469-8722