Blood and Nerves

An Ethnographic Focus on Menopause

Dona Lee Davis (Author) 

What is universal and presumably physiological in women's experience of menopause? What is variable and cultural? Can status change vs. status continuity in middle age affect or mediate menopausal symptoms? How does one go about conducting an ethnography of menopause? Davis explores these questions in a southwest Newfoundland fishing village.

The book will be of interest to specialists in women's studies and aging, to public health and medical practitioners, as well as to the general reader. Included is a review of medical and social science literature on menopause.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1983. 249 pages. ISBN 0-919666-41-8.

$19.95 CAD

Subjects: AnthropologyAtlantic CanadaCulture, Politics, and IdentityFolkloreGenderNewfoundland and Labrador Studies