A great gulf exists between what is known and what
should be known about women in midlife and older, in
order to understand their lives. In Jamaica, women over
fifty years old are taken for granted, although demographically
and socially they have been, and continue
to be, a force to be reckoned with in the society. They
are such a force because of their positive contributions
to family, community and the economy.
There is an obvious interest in this analysis for feminists, a beauty in its exact
rendering of the frustration experienced under the phallocentric order. It gets us
nearer to the roots of our oppression, it brings an articulation of the problem closer,
it faces us with the ultimate challenge: how to fight the unconscious structured like a
language (formed critically at the moment of arrival of language) while still caught
within the language of the patriarchy. There is no way in which we can produce an
alternative out of the blue, but we can begin to make a break...
Women’s health is inextricably linked to the context in
which they live their lives. Only within the past few
decades have researchers and clinicians acknowledged
the importance of women’s lived experiences for their
well-being. The feminist movement of the 1960s and
1970s prompted critical analysis of women’s health and
its relationship to society, and of women’s health care
An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy. It concludes that a true democracy can only be derived from a synthesis of the democratic and socialist traditions, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian ideologies. To this end, this text offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy. ContentsAcknowledgements viiIntroduction ix Part I The Crisis of the Growth Economy1The Market Ec...