publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Aging, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Society

Guita Grin Debert;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2014 Journal: Anthropology & Aging (issn: 2374-2267, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Anthropology & Aging
Abstract
Drawing on the interplay between gender, aging, and sexuality, the aim of this article is twofold: (1) to show how Brazilian gerontologists treat gender differences and sexual activity in old age; (2) to analyze the  ways  discourses regarding the aging body and sexuality are perceived and evaluated by older women and men . I argue that  attempts of gerontologists’ to eroticize old age have to contend with the widespread notion that the desire for sex is inevitably lost with age. Thus, in the retiree associations that were studied, men had a tendency to assume they are not ‘old’ because their erectile function was still in good condition, and divorced or widowed...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geriatrics, Anthropology, GN1-890, Brazilian gerontology, aging, sexuality, gender, sexology, RC952-954.6
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Aging, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Society

Guita Grin Debert;