The Coming of Age Studies


  • Lynne Segal Birkbeck College, University of London




Author Biography

Lynne Segal, Birkbeck College, University of London

Lynne Segal is Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. Her books include Beyond the Fragments: Feminism & the Making of Socialism (with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright); Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure; Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology and Politics; Making Trouble: Life and Politics. Her latest book is Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing.


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How to Cite

Segal, L. “The Coming of Age Studies”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 31-34, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v1i.129944.



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