Encounters With Aging

Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Author: Margaret M. Lock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520201620

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 439

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"A powerful intervention into one of the most important debates of our time. Meticulous in her methods and wise in her insight, Lock tames a sea of stormy argument to show how complex and consequential is the interplay of culture and biology. Her book will make great strides toward her ultimate goal: to dislodge the myth of the Menopausal Woman."—Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago

Leitfaden Kampo-Medizin

japanische Phytotherapie

Author: Ulrich Eberhard

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437565502

Category:

Page: 597

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- Darstellung der japanischen Medizin als komplementäre Medizin; - Unterschiede und Parallelen zur Chinesischen Medizin; - Besonderheiten der japanisch-medizinischen Diagnostik, für die die gründliche Inspektion des Patienten und die traditionelle japanische Bauchdiagnostik im Vordergrund stehen; - Die Arzneitherapie (Kampomedizin) als Schwerpunkt der japanischen Medizin; - Materia medica (die in der japan. Phytotherapie relevanten 100 Arzneien mit ihren Eigenschaften und Wirkungen); - Rezeptdarstellungen (Kombination dieserArzneimittel zu Rezepten und Modifikation der Rezepte); - systematische Anwendung bei häufigen Krankheitsbildern(zahlreiche Allgemeinbeschwerden wie Schmerz, Schwindel etc.; organspezifische Beschwerden), jeweils mit diagnostischen Hinweisen und therapeutischen Maßnahmen.

Re-Imaging Japanese Women

Author: Anne E. Imamura

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202634

Category: History

Page: 358

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Re-Imaging Japanese Women takes a revealing look at women whose voices have only recently begun to be heard in Japanese society: politicians, practitioners of traditional arts, writers, radicals, wives, mothers, bar hostesses, department store and blue-collar workers. This unique collection of essays gives a broad, interdisciplinary view of contemporary Japanese women while challenging readers to see the development of Japanese women's lives against the backdrop of domestic and global change. These essays provide a "second generation" analysis of roles, issues and social change. The collection brings up to date the work begun in Gail Lee Bernstein's Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945 (California, 1991), exploring disparities between the current range of images of Japanese women and the reality behind the choices women make.

Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US

Practices and Policies

Author: Susan Orpett Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134594127

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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In an era of changing demographics and values, this volume provides a cross-national and interdisciplinary perspective on the question of who cares for and about the elderly. The contributors reflect on research studies, experimental programmes and personal experience in Japan and the United States to explicitly compare how policies, practices and interpretations of elder care are evolving at the turn of the century.

China study

die wissenschaftliche Begründung für eine vegane Ernährungsweise

Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864010019

Category:

Page: 423

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Handbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung

Theorie, Methoden, Empirie

Author: Ruth Becker,Beate Kortendiek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322994619

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

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Das Handbuch der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung bietet mit seinen Beiträgen zu 90 Stichworten einen fundierten Überblick über die Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der deutschsprachigen und internationalen Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung. Es eignet sich insbesondere als Nachschlagewerk für Forschung und Lehre. Die Aufsätze behandeln zentrale Fragen der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen (Soziologie, Pädagogik, Politik-, Kultur-, Ingenieur- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Medizin, Psychologie, Theologie und Jura) und auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen: Das Spektrum der Beiträge reicht von den theoretischen Konzepten zum Geschlecht über Methoden der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung bis zu zentralen Forschungs- und Arbeitsfeldern. Die Artikel bieten eine Übersicht über die jeweiligen zentralen Definitionen, grundlegenden Studien und Debatten und aktuellen (Forschungs-)Ergebnisse des vorgestellten Themenbereichs sowie einen Ausblick auf Forschungsfragen und Zukunftsvisionen.

Understanding Japanese Society

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136279172

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to date both with recent changes as Japan hit the world headlines under the triple 2011 disasters, and with underlying continuities in ways of thinking that have matured over a long history of dealing with foreign influences and an unpredictable environment. This welcome new edition of Hendry’s bestselling introductory textbook provides a clear, accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society which does not require any previous knowledge of the country. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the fourth edition contains new material on: the effects of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters of 2011 a renewed interest in politics and popular participation increased frequency of local spiritual support as unemployment continues to grow, and marriage gets later and later the effects of a dramatic drop in the birth rate on Japan’s education system the continuing global success of Japanese animation, manga and computer games despite a turn away from international travel the cool new Ainu, the attraction of healing Okinawa, and changes among other Japanese minorities a new role for Japanese fathers in child-rearing This book will be invaluable to all students studying Japan. It will also enlighten those travellers and business people wishing to gain an understanding of the Japanese people.

Hot and Bothered

Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America

Author: Judith A HOUCK,Judith A Houck

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038819

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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How did menopause change from being a natural (and often welcome) end to a woman's childbearing years to a deficiency disease in need of medical and pharmacological intervention? By examining the history of menopause over the course of the twentieth century, Houck shows how the experience and representation of menopause has been profoundly influenced by biomedical developments and by changing roles for women and the changing definition of womanhood.

The Encyclopedia of Aging

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set

Author: Richard Schulz

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826148438

Category: Medical

Page: 720

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Comprehensive multidisciplinary encyclopedia dealing with aging processes and older adults. Intended for "the educated inquirer who needs a brief authoritative introduction to key topics and issues in aging." Signed entries contain cross references. Contains lengthy bibliography. General index.

Contesting Aging and Loss

Author: Janice Graham,Peter Stephenson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604107

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.

Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518768409

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Author: Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD,Dana Burr Bradley, PhD,Jon Hendricks, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826164162

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include: George L. Maddox Christine L. Fry Steven Austad Kenneth Brummel-Smith Manfred Diehl Martha Holstein W. Andrew Achenbaum James E. Birren As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.

Auf dem Weg in eine neue Moderne?

die Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren

Author: Thomas Raithel,Andreas Rödder,Andreas Wirsching

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783486590043

Category: Germany (West)

Page: 205

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Breathing Spaces

Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China

Author: Nancy N. Chen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502214

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The charismatic form of healing called qigong, based on meditative breathing exercises, has achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Qigong served a critical social organizational function, as practitioners formed new informal networks, sometimes on an international scale, at a time when China was shifting from state-subsidized medical care to for-profit market medicine. The emergence of new psychological states deemed to be deviant led the Chinese state to "medicalize" certain forms while championing scientific versions of qigong. By contrast, qigong continues to be promoted outside China as a traditional healing practice. Breathing Spaces brings to life the narratives of numerous practitioners, healers, psychiatric patients, doctors, and bureaucrats, revealing the varied and often dramatic ways they cope with market reform and social changes in China.

Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903313

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding

Cultural Contexts and Confrontations

Author: Tanya Cassidy,Abdullahi El Tom

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472569261

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply rooted bodily practice, as well as a highly controversial sociocultural process which invokes strong reactions from advocates and opponents. Touching on a wide range of issues such as reproduction, sexuality, power and resources, and maternal and infant health, the controversies and cultural complexities underlying breastfeeding are immense. Ethnographies of Breastfeeding features the latest research on the topic. Some of the leading scholars in the field explore variations in breastfeeding practices from around the world. Based on empirical work in areas such as Brazil, West Africa, Darfur, Ireland, Italy, France, the UK and the US, they examine the cross-cultural challenges facing mothers feeding their infants. Reframing the traditional nature/culture debate, the book moves beyond existing approaches to consider themes such as surrogacy, the risk of milk banks, mother-to-mother sharing networks facilitated by social media, and the increasing bio-medicalization of breast milk, which is leading its transformation from process to product. A highly important contribution to global debates on breast milk and breastfeeding.

The Handbook of Genetics & Society

Mapping the New Genomic Era

Author: Paul Atkinson,Peter Glasner,Margaret Lock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134128770

Category: Science

Page: 500

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An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars with expertise across a wide-ranging spectrum of research fields related to the production, use, commercialisation and regulation of genetics knowledge. The Handbook is structured into seven cross-cutting themes in contemporary social science research on genetics with introductions written by internationally renowned section editors who take an interdisciplinary approach to offer fresh insights on recent developments and issues in often controversial fields of study. The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers.

Psychiatry

Author: Allan Tasman,Jerald Kay,Jeffrey A. Lieberman,Michael B. First,Michelle Riba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753364

Category: Medical

Page: 2768

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Now in a new Fourth Edition, Psychiatry remains the leading reference on all aspects of the current practice and latest developments in psychiatry. From an international team of recognised expert editors and contributors, Psychiatry provides a truly comprehensive overview of the entire field of psychiatry in 132 chapters across two volumes. It includes two new sections, on psychosomatic medicine and collaborative care, and on emergency psychiatry, and compares Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) classifications for every psychiatric disorder. Psychiatry, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for psychiatrists in clinical practice and clinical research, residents in training, and for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders. Includes a a companion website at www.tasmanpsychiatry.com featuring PDFs of each chapter and downloadable images

Naked Science

Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

Author: Laura Nader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136667504

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.