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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


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


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


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


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


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


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