Women in Transition

Discourses of Menopause

Author: Susan McPherson

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581122756

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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Discourses of menopause are varied and complex, just as the lives of women themselves are diverse and multifaceted. Traditionally, menopause has signalled the end of the child-bearing years and the "change of life," a time when women might experience a great deal of change, in many ways. But menopause can also be understood as a natural physical change, or a time of hormonal change, or as a passage from one way of life to a different one, often accompanied by emotional flux and changes in ways women think about themselves. For this study of menopause and women s lives, using life story methodology I have gathered information, anecdotes, poems, and personal revelations through interviews conducted with ten women. Drawing on the stories of their lives, I have explored the ways women think about their experience of menopause and related aspects of their lives. The feminist poststructuralist framework I have used consists of two elements, poststructuralism and feminism. The poststructuralist framework uses theories of language and concepts of discourse, dualisms, subjectivity and consciousness, power, diversity, and context. Taking a feminist approach to poststructuralism enables women s voices to be recognized as meaningful within this framework, while acknowledging the possible restrictions of society s structures as well as women s agency in their personal lives and within society. From a poststructuralist perspective, the aim is to increase understanding through a multiplicity of methods, from exploring the historical background and existing research on menopause, and presenting the data in a variety of ways. In this research, the data is displayed in a form that enables readers to read and reflect on what the women say and on their creative writing, with minimum input from the researcher. Separately, the data is examined from the perspective of feminist sociology. The research process, for myself, was one of learning through talking with other women, delving into different forms of knowledge, and coming to think in new ways.

Women in Transition

Voices from Lithuania

Author: Suzanne LaFont

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791438121

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

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Written by leading women scholars, this first and only book published about Lithuanian women details the historical, social, economic, and political issues affecting women during the transition from communism to democracy.

Azeri Women in Transition

Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Author: Farideh Heyat

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716623

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local cultural expectations and Islamic beliefs were accommodated to different modernisation projects.

Enterprising Women in Transition Economies

Author: Friederike Welter,David Smallbone,Nina B. Isakova

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754642329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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This work examines female entrepreneurship in countries that are at different stages of transformation from centrally planned into market economies, giving deeper understanding of the current and potential contribution of women to economic and social development in their country.

Women in Transition

Between Socialism and Capitalism

Author: Ingrid Sandole-Staroste

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973704

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Examines the experiences of East German women and their transition into the capitalist order in reunited Germany.

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448618

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Managerial Job Change

Men and Women in Transition

Author: Nigel Nicholson,Michael West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Work role transitions are among the most significant yet least understood forms of social change, and how they affect individuals' careers, self-concepts and organizational adjustment is of great practical and theoretical importance. This book examines a comprehensive, large-scale study of the causes, form and outcomes of job change, focusing on middle to senior managers. The authors ask how much job change is taking place, assess who is most affected, and evaluate the psychological consequences for the individual manager. They discuss organizations' handling of job transitions, and provide a unique focus on women in management, evaluating how their experience of careers and job change differs from men's.

American Women in Transition

Author: Suzanne M. Bianchi,Daphne Spain

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610440536

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is the first in a series of eighteen projected volumes, to be published over the next two years, aimed at converting the vast statistical yield of the 1980 Census into authoritative analyses of major changes and trends in American life. A collaborative research effort, funded by public and private foundations, this series revives a tradition of independent Census analysis (the last such project was undertaken in 1960) and offers an unparalleled array of studies on various ethnic, geographic, and status dimensions of the U.S. population. It is entirely appropriate that the inaugural volume in this series should document trends in the status of American women. Dramatic social and demographic changes over the past two decades make American Women in Transition a landmark, an invaluable one-volume summary and assessment of women's move from the private domain to the public. Clearly and in detail, the authors describe women's increasing educational attainment and labor force participation, their lagging earning power, their continued commitment to marriage and family, and the "balancing act" necessitated by this overlap of roles. Supplementing 1980 Census data with even more recent surveys from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Bianchi and Spain are able to extend these trends into the 1980s and sketch the complex challenges posed by such lasting and historic changes. This definitive and sensitive study is certain to become a standard reference work on American women today, and an essential foundation for future scholarship and policy concerning the status of women in our society. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series

Women in Transition

A Study of the Experiences of Bangladeshi Women Living in Tower Hamlets

Author: Phillipson, Chris,Ahmed, Nilufar,Nilufer Raihan Ahmed,Joanna Latimer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345100

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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The Bangladeshi population is the fastest growing ethnic group within the UK. Despite this, Bangladeshis in Britain are an under-researched group. This is especially true of the women in this community. Women in transition examines, in-depth and for the first time, Bangladeshi women's domestic and community lives.

Women in Transition

Social Control in Papua New Guinea

Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social control

Page: 171

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Discusses the social control of women in four cultural groups in Papua New Guinea: the Bena Bena, the Arapesh, the Tolai and the Orokaiva. Describes the culture of each group and looks at issues such as the treatment of women by the legal system and the effects of colonial and post-independence systems of social control on the status of women. Includes a glossary, references and an index.

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Author: Carole Kayrooz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029189

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions.

Women in Transition

Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, on Examining the Human Resources Impact of Reentry of Women Into Education and the Labor Force, April 30, 1986

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources

Publisher: N.A


Category: Displaced homemakers

Page: 157

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Work, family, and health

Latina women in transition

Author: Ruth E. Zambrana,Fordham University. Hispanic Research Center

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 109

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Therapies with Women in Transition

Toward Relational Perspectives with Today's Women

Author: Mark R. Serper,Andrea J. Bergman

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN: 9780823664900

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 8648

Description of Content: 1) Women's Masochism and Ambivalence about Ambition and Success, Ellen Ruderman 2) Contemporary Psychoanalytic Voices in North America: The Death of Gender Stereotypes or the Birth of New Fictions of Femininity?, Jean Sanville 3) Attachment and Women, Pat Sable 4) The Development of Attachment and Affect Regulation in Infancy and Childhood with Possible Clues to Psychological Gender, Judith Schore 5) Life on the Border: Latinas and American-Indian Women, Rita Ledesma 6) Asian-American Women: Issues for Clinical Practice, Amy Iwasaki Mass 7) Clinical Issues with African-American Women, Martha Watson 8) Women in Midlife: Myth and Metamorphosis, Rosalyn Benitez-Bloch 9) Work and Its Vicissitudes: Two Women of a Certain Age Playing with Work, Samoan Barish 10) Lesbian Rulers: Postmodern Tools for Relational Psychoanalysis, Maggie Magee & Diana Miller 11) The New Reproductive Technologies and Their Clinical Implications: A Mixed Blessing, Joan Rankin 12) The Theory of Interlocking Vulnerabilities: An Intersubjective Approach to Couple Therapy, Carol Jenkins 13) An Angel in the House: An Examination of Psychoanalytic Training through the Lens of The Waves, Billie Lee Violette 14) Neither Too Close Nor Too Far: The Woman Analyst as Mentor, Jane Rubin

The Wall in My Backyard

East German Women in Transition

Author: Dinah Jane Dodds,Pam Allen-Thompson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870239335

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Since German unification, East Germany has entered a period of rapid change. In this collection of interviews, 18 East German women describe the adjustments they have made and express the excitement, chaos and frustration of this transitional period.

Muslim women in transition

a social profile

Author: H. Y. Siddiqui

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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With reference to western Uttar Pradesh.

Making the Transition Work for Women in Europe and Central Asia

Author: Marnia Lazreg

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346624

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

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Women in the Europe and Central Asia region complain about loss of employment, sexual harassment, violence, poor enforcement of the law, poor political representation, and poor health care. Many greet these complaints with skepticism or dismissal. Is it economic expedience due to the sheer magnitude of the changes taking place under the transition? Did the Soviet legacy delude observers into believing that there is gender equality in the region? While budgets shrink, how can gender be integrated into country department work programs? To answer these and other pressing questions regarding the gender issue, the World Bank held a conference in June 1999. Women from the ECA region, Western Europe and the United States gathered to address the lack of Bank knowledge of gender issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. The papers from the conference included in this volume describe the present conditions for women, emphasize the need to debunk the myth of gender equality in the Soviet era, and propose urgent legislative measures to address gender disparity. This publication gives women the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding this issue. It will be of interest to regional gender experts, ministries, and think tanks.