Encounters With Aging

Author: Margaret M. Lock
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520201620
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Encounters With Aging from the Author: Margaret M. Lock. "A powerful intervention into one of the most important debates of our time. Meticulous in her methods and wise in her insight, Lock tames a sea of stormy argument to show how complex and consequential is the interplay of culture and biology. Her book will make great strides toward her ultimate goal: to dislodge the myth of the Menopausal Woman."‚ÄĒJean Comaroff, University of Chicago

Choreografien Psychiatrischer Praxis

Author: Martina Klausner
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839430658
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Choreografien Psychiatrischer Praxis from the Author: Martina Klausner. In einer psychiatrischen Klinik werden Menschen mit schweren psychischen Krisen behandelt. Doch wie wird Psychiatrie eigentlich praktiziert? Wie werden psychische Erkrankungen im Klinikalltag diagnostiziert und behandelt? Und nicht zuletzt: Was bedeutet es, längerfristig mit einer psychischen Erkrankung zu leben? In ihrer ethnografischen Studie einer Berliner Sozialpsychiatrie geht Martina Klausner diesen Fragen nach und arbeitet heraus, mit welchen Vorstellungen von psychischer Erkrankung und Gesundheit die Behandelnden wie auch die Betroffenen im Alltag umgehen. Es entsteht ein ambivalentes Bild, das die vielfältigen Anstrengungen, gute Behandlung zu leisten, nachzeichnet.

Auf Den Spuren Des K Rpers In Einer Technogenen Welt

Author: Barbara Duden
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322996670
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Auf Den Spuren Des K Rpers In Einer Technogenen Welt from the Author: Barbara Duden. Die rasch wachsende Zahl neuerer Studien zum ,K√∂rper' spiegelt die akute Umformung der Wahrnehmung von ,K√∂rper' im Zuge trivialisierter Genetik, Medizin- und Reproduktionstechnologie, virtueller Repr√§sentation in den industrialisierten L√§ndern einerseits und der wachsenden Bedeutung des ,K√∂rpers' in ethnischen Konflikten, fundamentalistischen Politiken kollektiver Identit√§t, in B√ľrgerkrieg, Militarismus und Gewalt gegen Frauen andererseits. Der Projektbereich K√ĖRPER der Internationalen Frauenuniversit√§t lud Wissenschaftlerinnen zu einer ,K√∂rper-Akademie' ein, um ihren Ansatz, ihr Vorgehen und ihre Resultate zur Diskussion zu stellen. Der Band versammelt die besten Aufs√§tze dieses Gespr√§chs √ľber das zeitgeschichtliche Schicksal des Frauenk√∂rpers von bisher im Deutschsprachigen nicht zug√§nglichen Autorinnen. Unsere √úberzeugung, dass die zeitgeschichtliche Problematik verfehlt wird, wenn der Frauen-,K√∂rper' als Resultat von Produktions- und Konstruktionsleistungen behandelt wird, leitet die Suche nach den somatischen Erfahrungen von Frauen in einer technogenen Welt: Die ,Subjekt-Position', die ,Stimme' hat Vorrang.

Re Imaging Japanese Women

Author: Anne E. Imamura
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202634
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Re Imaging Japanese Women from the Author: Anne E. Imamura. Re-Imaging Japanese Women takes a revealing look at women whose voices have only recently begun to be heard in Japanese society: politicians, practitioners of traditional arts, writers, radicals, wives, mothers, bar hostesses, department store and blue-collar workers. This unique collection of essays gives a broad, interdisciplinary view of contemporary Japanese women while challenging readers to see the development of Japanese women's lives against the backdrop of domestic and global change. These essays provide a "second generation" analysis of roles, issues and social change. The collection brings up to date the work begun in Gail Lee Bernstein's Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945 (California, 1991), exploring disparities between the current range of images of Japanese women and the reality behind the choices women make.

An Anthropology Of Biomedicine

Author: Margaret Lock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357905
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An Anthropology Of Biomedicine from the Author: Margaret Lock. An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

Reflexive K Rper

Author: Ilse Lenz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663112578
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Reflexive K Rper from the Author: Ilse Lenz. Ziel der Reihe Geschlecht und Gesellschaft ist es, herausragende wissenschaftliche Beitr√§ge und Untersuchungen zu publizieren, in denen die Impulse der Frauenforschung f√ľr die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften dokumentiert werden. In diesem Band: Wie haben sich Sexualit√§t, Reproduktion und K√∂rper in den letzten 30 Jahren modernisiert? Diese widerspr√ľchlichen Prozesse werden anhand von Fallstudien ausgeleuchtet. Die Beitr√§ge bringen neue empirische Einsichten zur Modernisierung von Sexualit√§t, Reproduktion und K√∂rpern und fragen, wie es nach den dekonstruktivistischen Ans√§tzen weitergehen kann.

From Old Woman To Older Women

Author: Sally Chivers
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814209356
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From Old Woman To Older Women from the Author: Sally Chivers. "Sally Chivers provides a fascinating look at and challenge to how North American popular culture has portrayed old age as a time of disease, decline, and death. Within contemporary Canadian literary and film production, a tradition of articulate central elderly female characters challenges what the aging body has come to signify in a broader cultural context. Rather than seek positive images of aging, which can do their own prescriptive damage the author focuses on constructive depictions that provide a basis on which to create new stories and readings of growing old. This type of humanities approach to the study of aging promises neither to fixate on nor avoid consideration of the role of the body in the much broader process of getting older. The progression implied in the title from the solitary symbol of The Old Woman toward a community of older women, indicates not a move toward euphemism, but rather an increasing and necessary awareness of the social and cultural dimensions of aging."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Encyclopedia Of Aging

Author: Richard Schulz
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826148438
Size: 27.84 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Aging from the Author: Richard Schulz. Comprehensive multidisciplinary encyclopedia dealing with aging processes and older adults. Intended for "the educated inquirer who needs a brief authoritative introduction to key topics and issues in aging." Signed entries contain cross references. Contains lengthy bibliography. General index.

Hot And Bothered

Author: Judith A HOUCK
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674038819
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Hot And Bothered from the Author: Judith A HOUCK. How did menopause change from being a natural (and often welcome) end to a woman's childbearing years to a deficiency disease in need of medical and pharmacological intervention? By examining the history of menopause over the course of the twentieth century, Houck shows how the experience and representation of menopause has been profoundly influenced by biomedical developments and by changing roles for women and the changing definition of womanhood.

Breathing Spaces

Author: Nancy N. Chen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502214
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Breathing Spaces from the Author: Nancy N. Chen. The charismatic form of healing called qigong, based on meditative breathing exercises, has achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Qigong served a critical social organizational function, as practitioners formed new informal networks, sometimes on an international scale, at a time when China was shifting from state-subsidized medical care to for-profit market medicine. The emergence of new psychological states deemed to be deviant led the Chinese state to "medicalize" certain forms while championing scientific versions of qigong. By contrast, qigong continues to be promoted outside China as a traditional healing practice. Breathing Spaces brings to life the narratives of numerous practitioners, healers, psychiatric patients, doctors, and bureaucrats, revealing the varied and often dramatic ways they cope with market reform and social changes in China.