1st Edition

Reinterpreting Menopause Cultural and Philosophical Issues

Edited By Paul Komesaroff, Philipa Rothfield, Jeanne Daly Copyright 1997
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    Reinterpreting Menopause brings together a number of reflections from a broad range of areas including feminism, cultural studies, clinical medicine, sociology, philosophy and political science and includes the voices and experiences of menopausal women themselves. In an innovative series of essays, current thinking about medicine, society and the body is critically examined. Particular attention is given to the medical representations of menopause, biology and aging, the history of medical approaches to women and the tensions between bio-medical models and other explanations of menopause.

    Contributors include: E. Ann Kaplan, Emily Martin, Mia Campioni, Fiona Mackie, Roe Sybylla, Wendy Rogers, Kwok Lei Leng, Margaret Morganroth Gullette and Robyn Gardner.

    Part 1 Introduction; Chapter 1 Mapping Menopause, Paul A. Komesaroff, Philipa Rothfield, Jeanne Daly; Part 2 Menopausal Bodies; Chapter 2 The Left Hand of the Goddess, Fiona Mackie; Chapter 3 Menopausal Embodiment, Philipa Rothfield; Chapter 4 Medicine and the Moral Space of the Menopausal Woman, Paul A. Komesaroff; Part 3 Politics of the Symbolic; Chapter 5 Revolting Women, Mia Campioni; Chapter 6 Resisting Pathologies of Age and Race, E. Ann Kaplan; Chapter 7 Gynopathia Sexualis, Robyn Gardner; Part 4 Discursive Strategies; Chapter 8 Facing Change, Jeanne Daly; Chapter 9 Menopause as Magic Marker, Margaret Morganroth Gullette; Chapter 10 Situating Menopause within the Strategies of Power, Roe Sybylla; Part 5 Metaphors and Mutations; Chapter 11 Sources of Abjection in Western Responses to Menopause, Wendy Rogers; Chapter 12 The Woman in the Menopausal Body, Emily Martin; Chapter 13 Menopause and the Great Divide, Kwok Wei Leng;


    Paul Komesaroff is a clinical endocrinologist and director at a center for the Study of Medicine, Society and Law. He is the author of Objectivity, Science and Society (Routledge, 1986) Philipa Rothfield and Jeanne Daly teach at Latrobe University. Daly is also the editor of Designs, Dilemmas and Disciplines (Routledge, 1992.)