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Encounters With Aging

Encounters With Aging

Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

  • Author: Margaret M. Lock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520201620
  • Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Page: 439
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"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."—Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago

Re-Imaging Japanese Women

Re-Imaging Japanese Women

  • Author: Anne E. Imamura
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520202634
  • Category: History
  • Page: 358
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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.

Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US

Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US

Practices and Policies

  • Author: Susan Orpett Long
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134594127
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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In an era of changing demographics and values, this volume provides a cross-national and interdisciplinary perspective on the question of who cares for and about the elderly. The contributors reflect on research studies, experimental programmes and personal experience in Japan and the United States to explicitly compare how policies, practices and interpretations of elder care are evolving at the turn of the century.

Understanding Japanese Society

Understanding Japanese Society

  • Author: Joy Hendry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136279172
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to date both with recent changes as Japan hit the world headlines under the triple 2011 disasters, and with underlying continuities in ways of thinking that have matured over a long history of dealing with foreign influences and an unpredictable environment. This welcome new edition of Hendry’s bestselling introductory textbook provides a clear, accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society which does not require any previous knowledge of the country. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the fourth edition contains new material on: the effects of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters of 2011 a renewed interest in politics and popular participation increased frequency of local spiritual support as unemployment continues to grow, and marriage gets later and later the effects of a dramatic drop in the birth rate on Japan’s education system the continuing global success of Japanese animation, manga and computer games despite a turn away from international travel the cool new Ainu, the attraction of healing Okinawa, and changes among other Japanese minorities a new role for Japanese fathers in child-rearing This book will be invaluable to all students studying Japan. It will also enlighten those travellers and business people wishing to gain an understanding of the Japanese people.

Hot and Bothered

Hot and Bothered

Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America

  • Author: Judith A HOUCK,Judith A Houck
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674038819
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 342
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Aging

The Encyclopedia of Aging

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set

  • Author: Richard Schulz
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826148438
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 720
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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.

Contesting Aging and Loss

Contesting Aging and Loss

  • Author: Janice Graham,Peter Stephenson
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442604107
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

  • Author: Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD,Dana Burr Bradley, PhD,Jon Hendricks, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826164162
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
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Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include: George L. Maddox Christine L. Fry Steven Austad Kenneth Brummel-Smith Manfred Diehl Martha Holstein W. Andrew Achenbaum James E. Birren As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.

Breathing Spaces

Breathing Spaces

Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China

  • Author: Nancy N. Chen
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231502214
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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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.

Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

  • Author: Bryan S Turner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136903313
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6974
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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding

Cultural Contexts and Confrontations

  • Author: Tanya Cassidy,Abdullahi El Tom
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472569261
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply rooted bodily practice, as well as a highly controversial sociocultural process which invokes strong reactions from advocates and opponents. Touching on a wide range of issues such as reproduction, sexuality, power and resources, and maternal and infant health, the controversies and cultural complexities underlying breastfeeding are immense. Ethnographies of Breastfeeding features the latest research on the topic. Some of the leading scholars in the field explore variations in breastfeeding practices from around the world. Based on empirical work in areas such as Brazil, West Africa, Darfur, Ireland, Italy, France, the UK and the US, they examine the cross-cultural challenges facing mothers feeding their infants. Reframing the traditional nature/culture debate, the book moves beyond existing approaches to consider themes such as surrogacy, the risk of milk banks, mother-to-mother sharing networks facilitated by social media, and the increasing bio-medicalization of breast milk, which is leading its transformation from process to product. A highly important contribution to global debates on breast milk and breastfeeding.

The Handbook of Genetics & Society

The Handbook of Genetics & Society

Mapping the New Genomic Era

  • Author: Paul Atkinson,Peter Glasner,Margaret Lock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134128770
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 500
  • View: 370
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An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars with expertise across a wide-ranging spectrum of research fields related to the production, use, commercialisation and regulation of genetics knowledge. The Handbook is structured into seven cross-cutting themes in contemporary social science research on genetics with introductions written by internationally renowned section editors who take an interdisciplinary approach to offer fresh insights on recent developments and issues in often controversial fields of study. The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry

  • Author: Allan Tasman,Jerald Kay,Jeffrey A. Lieberman,Michael B. First,Michelle Riba
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118753364
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 2768
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Now in a new Fourth Edition, Psychiatry remains the leading reference on all aspects of the current practice and latest developments in psychiatry. From an international team of recognised expert editors and contributors, Psychiatry provides a truly comprehensive overview of the entire field of psychiatry in 132 chapters across two volumes. It includes two new sections, on psychosomatic medicine and collaborative care, and on emergency psychiatry, and compares Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) classifications for every psychiatric disorder. Psychiatry, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for psychiatrists in clinical practice and clinical research, residents in training, and for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders. Includes a a companion website at www.tasmanpsychiatry.com featuring PDFs of each chapter and downloadable images

Naked Science

Naked Science

Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

  • Author: Laura Nader
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136667504
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 333
  • View: 5599
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Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.

Twice Dead

Twice Dead

Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death

  • Author: Margaret M. Lock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520228146
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 429
  • View: 913
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Medical knowledge and technology have been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year. This text traces the discourse since 1970 that contributed to the locating of a new criterion of death in the brain.

Auf den Spuren des Körpers in einer technogenen Welt

Auf den Spuren des Körpers in einer technogenen Welt

  • Author: Barbara Duden,Dorothee Noeres
  • Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 431
  • View: 4868
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Die rasch wachsende Zahl neuerer Studien zum ,Körper' spiegelt die akute Umformung der Wahrnehmung von ,Körper' im Zuge trivialisierter Genetik, Medizin- und Reproduktionstechnologie, virtueller Repräsentation in den industrialisierten Ländern einerseits und der wachsenden Bedeutung des ,Körpers' in ethnischen Konflikten, fundamentalistischen Politiken kollektiver Identität, in Bürgerkrieg, Militarismus und Gewalt gegen Frauen andererseits. Der Projektbereich KÖRPER der Internationalen Frauenuniversität lud Wissenschaftlerinnen zu einer ,Körper-Akademie' ein, um ihren Ansatz, ihr Vorgehen und ihre Resultate zur Diskussion zu stellen. Der Band versammelt die besten Aufsätze dieses Gesprächs über das zeitgeschichtliche Schicksal des Frauenkörpers von bisher im Deutschsprachigen nicht zugänglichen Autorinnen. Unsere Überzeugung, dass die zeitgeschichtliche Problematik verfehlt wird, wenn der Frauen-,Körper' 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.

Aus hartem Holz

Aus hartem Holz

Roman

  • Author: Annie Proulx
  • Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
  • ISBN: 3641192064
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 896
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Annie Proulxs erster Roman seit über zehn Jahren, das lang erwartete Meisterwerk der Pulitzerpreisträgerin: ein monumentales Epos, das lebensprall, sprachgewaltig und intensiv dreihundert Jahre nordamerikanischer Geschichte einfängt und von der Abholzung der scheinbar endlosen Wälder erzählt, vom ewigen Kampf zwischen Mensch und Natur.

Scrambling for Africa

Scrambling for Africa

AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science

  • Author: Johanna Tayloe Crane
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801469058
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 1018
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Countries in sub-Saharan Africa were once dismissed by Western experts as being too poor and chaotic to benefit from the antiretroviral drugs that transformed the AIDS epidemic in the United States and Europe. Today, however, the region is courted by some of the most prestigious research universities in the world as they search for “resource-poor” hospitals in which to base their international HIV research and global health programs. In Scrambling for Africa, Johanna Tayloe Crane reveals how, in the space of merely a decade, Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from advancements in HIV medicine to an area of central concern and knowledge production within the increasingly popular field of global health science. Drawing on research conducted in the U.S. and Uganda during the mid-2000s, Crane provides a fascinating ethnographic account of the transnational flow of knowledge, politics, and research money—as well as blood samples, viruses, and drugs. She takes readers to underfunded Ugandan HIV clinics as well as to laboratories and conference rooms in wealthy American cities like San Francisco and Seattle where American and Ugandan experts struggle to forge shared knowledge about the AIDS epidemic. The resulting uncomfortable mix of preventable suffering, humanitarian sentiment, and scientific ambition shows how global health research partnerships may paradoxically benefit from the very inequalities they aspire to redress. A work of outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship, Scrambling for Africa will be of interest to audiences in anthropology, science and technology studies, African studies, and the medical humanities.

Extractions

Extractions

An Ethnography of Reproductive Tourism

  • Author: M. Nahman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291753
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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Michal Nahman traces different kinds of 'extraction': the practices of human egg harvesting in different national contexts; the political economic consequences of such extraction for the women involved and the ways in which this has consequences for nationalism and race or 'Israeli extraction'.