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Description - Encounters with Aging by Margaret,M. Lock

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. The book offers irrefutable evidence that the experiences (even the endocrinological changes) associated with female midlife are not universal but rather the product of an ongoing dialectic between culture and local biologies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520201620
ISBN-10: 0520201620
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 439
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 25-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Margaret,M. Lock

Margaret Lock is Professor in the Departments of Social Studies of Medicine and Anthropology at McGill University. She is coeditor of Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life (California, 1993) and author of East Asian Medicine in Urban Japan (California, 1980). In 2003, she was awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, of the American Anthropology Association.