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Title: Aging bodies: Cultural narratives of men-o-pause(s) in Singapore
Authors: CHOW YVONNE
Keywords: menopause, male-menopause, body, gender, narrative, ageing
Issue Date: 21-Oct-2004
Source: CHOW YVONNE (2004-10-21). Aging bodies: Cultural narratives of men-o-pause(s) in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: My study takes on a personal, narrational dimension for the understanding of both male and female menopause, an under-studied issue from a sociological perspective particularly in the local context. My research provides an in-depth understanding of the issue by examining how personal narratives intersect with prevailing structural discourses of menopause. A qualitative and interpretive approach using in-depth interviews with men and women is employed to uncover the dynamics of how people construct their narratives of menopause. My research reveals that although the construction of personal narratives are influenced by various social and cultural factors, the individual also exhibits active self-agency in the construction of his or her personal interpretation of menopause. Insights obtained from my study offer an alternative way of understanding and interpreting the ageing body through sociological lenses, which challenges the dominant medicalized perspective on the ageing and their corporeal experiences.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/27790
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