Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with activist, professor and author Lynne Segal about her new book Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing. In a society where old age is increasingly perceived as shameful, the baby-boomers are simultaneously scapegoated and deprived of power, deemed responsible for present catastrophies but robbed of a role within society. Lynne Segal's book crucially explores an oft forgotten segment of population.
Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; and Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure. She co-wrote Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright.