Vol. 2 (2006): Invecchiare. Donne epoche culture

Le signore di settant’anni

Published November 1, 2006
How to Cite
Piazza, M. (2006). Le signore di settant’anni. Storia Delle Donne, 2(1), 45-60. https://doi.org/10.13128/SDD-2036


The essay focuses on the aging of a generation of women who have played a leading role in important transformations at both the social and the subjective level. It seeks to sketch a composite picture, often contradictory and ambivalent, which includes losses but also the possibility of opening up to change and to new experiences. The key issue becomes that of time, the time of the body and the time of the future, which brings with itself also the threat of extreme old age and of death. The way out is in the willingness to “be that which one is” in the different contexts of life, that is, working to find meaning through a subjective process, gathering strength to maintain inner balance. And the tool for it seems to be the time for oneself.


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