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The curse : a cultural history of menstruation

Author: Janice Delaney; Mary Jane Lupton; Emily Toth
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1976.
Series: Sunrise book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Delaney; Mary Jane Lupton; Emily Toth
ISBN: 0876902220 9780876902226
OCLC Number: 2074311
Notes: "A Sunrise book."
Description: x, 276 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The tabooed woman --
Women in the closet: taboos of exclusion --
"Not tonight, dear": taboos of sex --
Putting her in her place: rites of the menarche --
Woman unclean: menstrual taboos in Judaism and Christianity --
Menstruation and medical myth --
Modern menstrual politics --
The menstrual cycle in action --
The menstrual process --
The first pollution: psychoanalysis and the menarche --
The storm before the calm: the premenstrual syndrome --
The menstruating woman in the popular imagination --
"What every girl should know" --
The monthly euphenism --
Red humor: the menstrual joke --
Periodic parade: menstruation in advertising --
Rags to riches: the menstrual products industry --
Menstruation goes public --
Menstrual images in literature --
The bleeding tower: menstrual themes in fairy tales --
Absent literature: the menarche --
The miracle of blood: menstrual imagery in myth and poetry --
Menstrual madness in drama and fiction --
The menopause --
From leeches to estrogen: the menopause and medical options --
Psychology and the menopausal menace --
"November of the body": the menopause and literature --
Sideshow --
The menstrual hall of fame --
Moving the menses, or vicarious menstruation --
Escaping the monthlies --
Men --
Saignade: simulated menstruation in the male --
Cycles and rhythm in men --
Conclusion: lifting the curse.
Series Title: Sunrise book.
Responsibility: Janice Delaney, Mary Jane Lupton, Emily Toth.

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