Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum,Anne C Herrmann's A Menopausal Memoir: Letters from Another Climate (Haworth PDF

By Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum,Anne C Herrmann

ISBN-10: 0789002965

ISBN-13: 9780789002969

ISBN-10: 1560239190

ISBN-13: 9781560239192

the single prolonged, first-person narrative approximately menopause, A Menopausal Memoir: Letters from one other weather explores the relationship among menopause, mourning, and reminiscence via 9 fictional letters written to various addressees. The letters clarify the author’s personal event of getting a hysterectomy (without her permission) in the course of surgical procedure for endometriosis and being thrown into speedy menopause. Herrmann expresses her studies another way in each one letter in keeping with the recipient’s gender, sexual id, and age, revealing the complexities of accepting menopause. Psychotherapists, psychologists, physicians, scientific scholars, teachers, and people drawn to women’s well-being and women’s experiences will obtain perception into one woman’s event and should learn the way bodies mould our sexual id and form many features of our lives.

Writing those letters from the perspective of a student engaged in own narrative yet now not within the favourite narrative of a lady married with young children, Herrmann examines her trip of loss, restoration, and therapeutic via feminist concept. The letters in A Menopausal Memoir demonstrate many different concerns, including:

  • the dating among the feminine physique and the meanings connected to it
  • the other ways ladies inform their tales approximately tricky experiences
  • negotiating the connection among getting old and sexual identity
  • the body’s response(s) to the lack of organs that form/inform its history
  • the connection among physique, id, and disease

    A hugely own, but theoretical, method of the event of menopause, A Menopausal Memoir explores how adjustments within the physique impact your sexual identification, your relationships, and your emotions as a woman.

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