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From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348462
eISBN:
9781800852556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines the representation of the female fertility cycle in contemporary Algerian, Mauritian, and French women’s writing. It focuses on menstruation, childbirth, and the menopause whilst ... More


Desexualisation in Later Life: The Limits of Sex and Intimacy

Paul Simpson, Paul Reynolds, and Trish Hafford-Letchfield (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447355465
eISBN:
9781447355519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This multi-disciplinary volume brings together international scholarship from across cultural studies, humanities and social sciences. It involves critical review of a comparatively neglected issue – ... More


Problematising a ‘universal’ female bodily experience: The second-wave feminists and their critics

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

in From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348462
eISBN:
9781800852556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Through an examination of how menstruation, childbirth, and the menopause are represented in second-wave feminist texts, Chapter One contextualises the book’s cross-cultural approach to ... More


Violence, trauma, and medicalisation: The female fertility cycle in women’s writing from France

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

in From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348462
eISBN:
9781800852556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348462.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter two examines literary works by authors who explore women’s experiences of menstruation, childbirth, and the menopause in France. It argues that women’s writing from France primarily frames ... More


Islam, politics, and education: Framing the female fertility cycle through an Algerian perspective

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

in From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348462
eISBN:
9781800852556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348462.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Three examines novels which depict women’s experiences of menstruation, childbirth and the menopause in an Algerian context. This chapter argues that representations of the female body in ... More


Multiculturalism and the legacy of colonialism: The female fertility cycle in Mauritian women’s writing

Maria Kathryn Tomlinson

in From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348462
eISBN:
9781800852556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter Four examines women’s experiences of menstruation, childbirth, and the menopause, in women’s writing from Mauritius. It argues that in Mauritian literature, the female body is often framed ... More


Menopause and the ‘menoboom’1: how older women are desexualised by culture

Clare Anderson

in Desexualisation in Later Life: The Limits of Sex and Intimacy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447355465
eISBN:
9781447355519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355465.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The cultural and subjective gazes continue to characterise the process of female ageing as one of loss, in which the female body is both desexualised and degendered. This chapter explores the ... More


The Human Life History

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

in Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199663927
eISBN:
9780191823206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Life-history theory describes why species have particular patterns of growth, development, reproduction, and mortality, determined by an evolutionarily optimized allocation of resources to maximize ... More


Reproduction

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

in Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199663927
eISBN:
9780191823206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction may have evolved to address the threat from parasites. There is a broad range of reproductive strategies across species. The investment of males and females in reproduction is ... More


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