Cultural Dynamics of Women's Lives by Ana Cecili BastosCultural Dynamics of Women's Lives by Ana Cecili Bastos

Cultural Dynamics of Women's Lives

byAna Cecili BastosEditorAna Cecili Bastos

Paperback | December 31, 2011

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This book explores the diverse landscapes wherein women struggle for their personal and social identities and lives, between biology and culture, destinyand choice, shared and individual worlds, tradition and modernity. Their "peripheral lives" have "central meaning" (Chaudhary, this volume) inany society - and as such are approached as a primary subject in this book, as the chapters traverse ten different countries on three continents: NorthAmerica (United States); Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia); Asia (India); and Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Estonia).Throughout these different places, women's lives are an interesting stage for observing the interaction between biology and culture (e.g. sex vs. gender;pregnancy and childbirth vs. transition to motherhood). The focus on the cultural variability of human experience opens the door for the search of commonalitiesso needed in psychological theorizing. Here, this search is directed by how cultural models of womanhood (and motherhood) constrain personalexperiences, especially through developmental transitions.This book is, ultimately, an opportunity to approach women's lives from the perspective of the women themselves, particularly making audible andexplicit their voices and the axis of logic that structures their world. Undoubtedly, it is a valuable opportunity for women and men interested in understandingand constructing human experience inside better worlds.
Title:Cultural Dynamics of Women's LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617355607

ISBN - 13:9781617355608

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