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Encounters with aging : mythologies of menopause in Japan and North America

Author: Margaret M Lock
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text compares North American and Japanese medical and political accounts of female middle age, together with narratives given by Japanese women, to challenge Western assumptions about menopause.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret M Lock
ISBN: 0520201620 9780520201620
OCLC Number: 54451910
Notes: "First paperback printing 1995"--Title page verso.
Description: xliv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Margaret Lock.

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"Lock's focus on menopause as a point of departure for discussing nature/culture dichotomies makes for a brilliant addition to the growing literature on the anthropology of the human body."--"Library Read more...

 
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