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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

How far is the health of middle-aged and older women shaped by biological, social, and psychological processes that begin in pre-natal development, childhood, adolescence, or early adult life? Do ... More


Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity

Mary M. Read

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses narrative identity theory to describe and facilitate an understanding of issues regarding the formation of a positive lesbian identity among a particular cohort of women: midlife ... More


Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The anthology provides an exemplary methodological model of community-based research through the authors’ studies on sexual and erotic attitudes and practices of gay men and middle-aged women in Hong ... More


Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More


Winter Sonata and Cultural Practices of Active Fans in Japan:: Considering Middle-Aged Women as Cultural Agents

Yoshitaka Mōri

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter outlines what the Korean Wave has been like in Japan and tries to situate the Winter Sonata phenomenon within a Japanese context. It illustrates how the fans are actively involved in ... More


The Turn of Life—Unstable Meanings

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

For the study, the authors visited a total of 105 households in several different regions of Japan for over 150 hours in all, while women between forty-five and fifty-five years old recounted their ... More


Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature: Prostitutes, Aging Women and Saints

Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940780
eISBN:
9781786945013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book examines, from the perspective of feminist disability theories, the concepts and role of women in selected Spanish discourses and literary texts from the late fifteenth to seventeenth ... More


The Ladies Intervene:: Repurposed and Purpose-Built in Temescal

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the transcontinental railroad transformed Oakland, white Protestant women seceded from the Oakland Benevolent Society to incorporate the single-sex charity, the Ladies’ Relief Society of Oakland, ... More


Moments of Aging: Revising Mother Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Katherine Sedon

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Woolf revises the Mother Nature archetype of the youthful, fertile woman to better fit her perceptions and experiences of aging. Through the novel's ... More


The Voices of Aged Buraku Women

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Nakagami's representation of old women or oba from Kumano. To articulate the significance of the oba in Nakagami's narratives, it first investigates Nakagami's reading of the ... More


Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Madonna Harrington Meyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729236
eISBN:
9780814738153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their ... More


Supports and limitations of aging in a rural place for women aged 85 and older

Olive Bryanton, Lori E. Weeks, and William Montelpare

in Aging People, Aging Places: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges of Growing Older in Canada

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447352563
eISBN:
9781447352655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352563.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses women over the age of 85 years that live in a rural environment, such as that of Atlantic Canada, which are often considered to be an invisible cohort. It explains the ... More


Preach My Gospel

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

All young men between 19 and 25 years of age are urged to submit their “papers” to their local Church leaders in order to go on a two-year mission on behalf of the Church, if they are worthy. About ... More


Doing Grandparenthood

Ken Chih-Yan Sun

in Time and Migration: How Long-Term Taiwanese Migrants Negotiate Later Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754876
eISBN:
9781501754883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754876.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reveals older immigrants' strategies for grandparenthood that testify to the significance of temporalities of migration. It analyzes the interplay between the time aging immigrants spent ... More


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