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The Resource The change : women, aging, and the menopause, Germaine Greer

The change : women, aging, and the menopause, Germaine Greer

Label
The change : women, aging, and the menopause
Title
The change
Title remainder
women, aging, and the menopause
Statement of responsibility
Germaine Greer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this singularly authoritative, intelligent and audacious study, Germaine Greer challenges all of our accepted notions about the physical and emotional effects of menopause and aging - and thereby lays the foundation for a drastic reassessment by women of the ways in which they contemplate and experience the stages of their lives that society has conditioned them to fear and, ultimately, to regret
  • Quoting extensively from medical, historical, anthropological, literary and other cultural sources, Greer examines the diverse ideas and theories about menopause and aging during the last two hundred years, revealing how they have and have not evolved, concluding that "the sum of our ignorance still far outweighs our knowledge," and that the sum of a woman's self-knowledge is potentially more enlightening than anything she can learn from "objective" observers of her condition. Greer exhorts women to take responsibility for their own health and to question the accepted "truths" and those who determine them. To that end, she makes a detailed study of the various current treatments for menopause - particularly of estrogen replacement therapy, puncturing the overblown promises made on its behalf by the medical profession and drug manufacturers - and explores myriad less well publicized, traditional and alternative non-medical treatments
  • She delves into the full range of emotional and physical changes in the menopausal woman and proposes a new "art" of aging based on each woman's acceptance of her own experience and her transformed needs and desires. The deeply impassioned ideas Germaine Greer puts forth sound a rallying cry against the cultural and sexual stereotypes that have long hampered the lives of menopausal and aging women. With a profound fierceness of purpose, she encourages women to embrace the freedoms inherent in the change and to forge the serenity and power that can be its most permanent consequences. Powerful and provocative, The Change demands alienation and reaction. It is a landmark book
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greer, Germaine
Dewey number
618.1/75/0019
Index
index present
LC call number
RG186
LC item number
.G75 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menopause
  • Menopause
  • Middle-aged women
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Aging
  • Climacteric
  • Menopause
  • Self Concept
  • Women
  • Middle Aged
Label
The change : women, aging, and the menopause, Germaine Greer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Undescribed Experience -- 2. No Rite of Passage -- 3. The Lucky Ones -- 4. The Unlucky Ones -- 5. All Your Own Fault -- 6. The Unavoidable Consequences -- 7. Medical Ignorance -- 8. The Treatments -- Allopathic -- 9. The Treatments -- Traditional -- 10. The Treatments -- Alternative -- 11. Misery -- 12. Grief -- 13. Sex and the Single Crone -- 14. The Aged Wife -- 15. The Hardy Perennials -- 16. The Old Witch -- 17. Serenity and Power
Control code
25547984
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780394582696
Lccn
92052949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1463670
Label
The change : women, aging, and the menopause, Germaine Greer
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Undescribed Experience -- 2. No Rite of Passage -- 3. The Lucky Ones -- 4. The Unlucky Ones -- 5. All Your Own Fault -- 6. The Unavoidable Consequences -- 7. Medical Ignorance -- 8. The Treatments -- Allopathic -- 9. The Treatments -- Traditional -- 10. The Treatments -- Alternative -- 11. Misery -- 12. Grief -- 13. Sex and the Single Crone -- 14. The Aged Wife -- 15. The Hardy Perennials -- 16. The Old Witch -- 17. Serenity and Power
Control code
25547984
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780394582696
Lccn
92052949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1463670

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