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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and medicalize old age as a natural or universal stage in a singular life course explained solely by biology, psychology, or personal choices. Instead, they challenge us to see contemporary life stages and even chronological age itself as historically and culturally specific structures. The contributions...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 37–51.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Corinne T. Field Abstract This essay outlines Sojourner Truth’s and Harriet Tubman’s articulations of an intersectional black feminist agenda for old-age justice. The two most famous formerly enslaved women in the nineteenth-century United States, Truth and Tubman in their speeches, activism...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 75–102.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Gabriel Winant Abstract This article uses the politics of old age to help explain the moral conservatism of the American welfare state. It argues that the onset of Fordism caused both uneven economic displacement of old workers and broader anxiety among social reformers about dependency...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 13–36.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Stephen Katz; Kavita Sivaramakrishnan; Pat Thane Abstract As old age garners more attention in the time of COVID-19, this roundtable discussion brings together scholars from three different areas within aging studies to define the field’s terms and map out some of its contours and potential future...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 45–75.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Connected with Duke Town Mission House, Being Natives of Old Calabar or Neighboring Countries Redeemed from Slavery.” Enclosure 3, in Dispatch 11, Fernando Po, January 31, 1856, FO 84/1001, BNA. English name Native name Born in or brought from Age Mary Taylor Anderson Asuna Egbo Shary...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 52–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
... the masters’ expectations for care in illness and old age with the slaves’ and former slaves’ expectations for compensation for their work and dedication. Following these uneven relationships of interdependence and exploitation as they developed over time, the article suggests a reassessment of the role...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 103–122.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ben Zdencanovic Abstract This essay examines the early life and work of the Russian American social reformer Abraham Epstein, an advocate for old-age pensions and compulsory social insurance whose work as head of the American Association for Social Security helped lead to the passage of the 1935...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 123–144.
Published: 01 January 2021
...-century trend in favor of retirement stemmed from increasing institutionalization and new understandings of what constituted the “common good” for a monastic community. Copyright © 2021 by MARHO: The Radical Historians’ Organization, Inc. 2021 abbot monasticism old age retirement medieval...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 178–199.
Published: 01 January 2021
... In the homophile era, the few articles and events that did discuss gay and lesbian aging contested heteronormative understandings of the life course that erased old gays and lesbians’ existence or portrayed them in negative ways. 13 “The Older Homosexual,” an article published in ONE magazine in 1957...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (43): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 1989
.... To the be- wilderment and anger of its own back benches, however, the Labour government never introduced legislation; it was the Con- servatives who brought in the Widows’, Orphans’, and Old Age Pensions Act shortly after taking office in 1925. Conservatives were, essentially, trying to minimize the cost...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 200–210.
Published: 01 January 2021
... potential for how to rethink sexualities, gender and embodiment. —Linn Sandberg, “The Old, the Ugly and the Queer” In gerontology, queer aging is an emergent topic as “gayby boomers” enter later life. New works put pressure on heteronormative texts on aging. My collaboration with Vicki connects...
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Published: 01 October 2022
Figure 2a–b. Old Calabar Freedom Paper. Enclosure 4, in Dispatch 11, Fernando Po, January 31, 1856, FO 84/1001, BNA. The text reads: “To all Whom these Presents Come, Greeting: Know ye that Mary Taylor Anderson , aged about Twenty years, whose country name is Asuna and who was born at Egbo More
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (139): 166–177.
Published: 01 January 2021
... general attitude about what it means to grow old. ‘What do you expect at your age?’ is a common response to older people’s physical complaints. This response breaks down any system that would promote independent aging.” 31 These dominant ideas failed to acknowledge or support elderly people’s ability...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (94): 111–126.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and within a con- strained domestic economy of care. This situation has engendered negotiations over the meaning of impairments. Family members now debate whether a grandmother’s hemiplegia should be understood within a framework of bogole or that of old age. These are significant debates given...
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Radical History Review (1993) 1993 (57): 250–257.
Published: 01 October 1993
... in certain respects-and for some Americans-as good as or better than European-style social programs, nevertheless they were not a true analogue to ’work- ingmen’s insurance.’ Nor were they full substitutes for need- based old-age coverage . Instead of working-class status or low...
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Radical History Review (1994) 1994 (58): 201–205.
Published: 01 January 1994
... wages, and because the plan’s definition of work did not include domestic labor. Thus the unbelievably powerful prohome and promotherhood rhetoric of the ruling Christian Democrats and Christian Socialists translated not surprisingly into women’s utter destitution in old age...
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Radical History Review (2003) 2003 (85): 58–73.
Published: 01 January 2003
... want to get kneecapped, usually a rape would involve getting kneecapped. There been very, very few actually kneecapped. The worst crimes like rape or breaking into old-age pensioner’s house. For the likes of a rape, they might put a bullet...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (44): 190–202.
Published: 01 May 1989
... generous-much higher than disability or old age pensions. The 1911 unemployment insurance law was gradually broadened in the 1920s and a system of extended benefits was adopted to deal with the growing political problem of long-term unemployment. In 1931 the government introduced a "household...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (28-30): 407–412.
Published: 01 May 1984
...-its picnics, dances, camps, schools, and humanitarian neighborliness. To some extent it seems that the goals of the CPUSA were those of the American dream, a secure job, happy family, and assurances against sickness, death and old age. With the New Deal, and the mass struggles...
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Radical History Review (2011) 2011 (111): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2011
... holds a position of power remains unscathed. While an air of once-­held power emanates from the second main character, Jack Levy, Updike undermines that aura by revealing Jack’s fear of old age and his sense that he no longer matters. Even God comes under fire, sometimes from Levy’s soliloquies...