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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(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
University of California Press
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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.