Our bodies not ourselves : women aging from menopause to one hundred
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New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
ISBN
9781138602373, 113860237X, 1138602388, 9781138602380
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xxii, 171 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781138602373, 113860237X, 1138602388, 9781138602380

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-168) and index.
Description
"In 1970, the best-seller Our Bodies Ourselves was published. The focus of the authors, the Boston Health Collective, was on the youthful female body: on reproduction, sexuality, genitalia, intimacy and relationships in the context of North American cultural expectations. Our Bodies Not Ourselves is also about the female body--but on women aging from menopause to 100. Like its predecessor, Our Bodies Not Ourselves covers sexuality, genitalia, intimacy, gender norms and relationships. But the aging woman's body has many other issues, from head to toe, from skeleton to skin, and from sleep to motion. The book, an ethnography and Western cultural history of aging and gender, draws upon history, culture and social media, the authors' own experiences as women of 70, and conversations and correspondence with more than two hundred women aged from 60-ish to 100. They consider the cultural and structural frameworks for contemporary aging: the long sweep of history, gendered cultural norms and the vast commercial and medical marketplaces for maintaining and altering the aging body. Part I, The Private Body, focuses on the embodied experiences of aging within our private households. Part II, The Public Body, explores weight, height, and adornment as old women appear among others. Part III, The Body With Others, sets the embodied experiences of aging women within their sexual and social relationships" -- Back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kirigin, K. A., & Warren, C. A. B. (2019). Our bodies not ourselves: women aging from menopause to one hundred . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kirigin, Kathryn A. and Carol A. B. Warren. 2019. Our Bodies Not Ourselves: Women Aging From Menopause to One Hundred. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kirigin, Kathryn A. and Carol A. B. Warren. Our Bodies Not Ourselves: Women Aging From Menopause to One Hundred Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kirigin, Kathryn A.,, and Carol A. B. Warren. Our Bodies Not Ourselves: Women Aging From Menopause to One Hundred Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

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