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In this scholarly compilation of a major event in the life of every woman, editor Ruth Formanek has adopted an avowedly multidisciplinary mandate: to illuminate menopause as both an event and a stage of life by gathering together a variety of discipline-specific meanings and research perspectives. The result is an admirably comprehensive study that not only charts the premodern meanings of menopause, but proceeds to examine menopause from current biomedical, endocrinological, culutral, and psychological perspectives. Ample attention is give to the psychosocial influences on menopause and to cross-cultural variations in the experience of, and life adjustments that follow, menopause. Societal and familial attitudes toward menopausal women are also explored through an examination of women in classical and modern literature. Clinical contributions review psychoanalytic perspectives on menopause, elucidate the individual meanings of the menopausal experience uncovered in therapy, and consider male views of menopausal women.

Collectively, the contributors to this volume remedy the scant attention menopause has heretofore received in the psychological and psychotherapeutic literature. They not only explore the range of issues associated with menopause, but address these issues in the context of the various myths and superstitions about menopause that have endured over the centuries. Essential reading for students of human development, gender issues, and women's studies, The Meanings of Menopause is, for helping professionals, an invaluable source book on a life event fraught with psychological significance.

Synopsis:

This compilation illuminates menopause as both an event and a stage of life by gathering together a variety of discipline-specific meanings and research perspectives. The result is an admirably comprehensive study that not only charts the premodern meanings of menopause, but examines menopause from current biomedical, endocrinological, cultural, and psychological perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881630800
Editor:
Formanek, Ruth
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
Formanek, Ruth
Author:
Formanek, Ruth
Location:
Hillsdale, NJ :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Menopause
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
PSY044000
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
al-juz® 1
Publication Date:
19900231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.22x6.26x1.13 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This compilation illuminates menopause as both an event and a stage of life by gathering together a variety of discipline-specific meanings and research perspectives. The result is an admirably comprehensive study that not only charts the premodern meanings of menopause, but examines menopause from current biomedical, endocrinological, cultural, and psychological perspectives.
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