Dissertation > Social Sciences > Sociology > Social life and social issues > Women

Woman's Bodies and the Medicalization of Women's Body

Author YangPingFang
Tutor WangJinLing
School Zhejiang Normal University
Course Sociology
Keywords Body Body Experience Health Construction Feminism Menopausal Women
CLC C913.68
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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With the continuous development of the people on the importance of health and medical technical level, the body is increasingly becoming the focus of attention. However, under the socialization of discipline, the natural development and change of ontology, have been treated differently because of the unique physiological characteristics of different stages. In the society which gender differences existed for a long time, especially the roles male thought deeply rooted, compared with men, women are more likely to be medical. Therefore, research and exploration the construction process of medical technology of the female body, is not only beneficial to women have a clear cognition of their own body and its unique body experience unique, but also be able to enhance the rational treatment for their medical technology.Based on the theory of feminism and the sociology of the body, this task in-depth discussion on the subject of "women’s bodies and health construction". The text is divided into four parts:the first part, discusses how city menopausal women suffered medicalization, namely medical through which act on them. The article is mainly described from three aspects of daily life, work and social interaction. The second part, analysis the process of the city menopausal female who’s body is gradually constructed, from the medical effect on people’s method and its image. The third part, discuss in the process of the role of medical technology, city menopausal women is how to think about their own body, When a situation of their physical apparent, how they are treating from ideas, actions and so on, and deeper, in addition to the direct perception of the body, what kind of emotional and identity do they have in their psychological level for medical technology. The fourth part, in-depth analysis of city menopausal women who are encountered medical construction and trapped in the reality of the plight of this duality.The article with the in-depth interviews and the detailed observation of the research objects, mainly through the combined depth interviews and field observation research methods. After extensive research, we found that the process which medical construct the body experiences of the urban menopausal women is facilitated by the common role of the power. This research through the detailed analysis of the medical process, to remind people of the need to guard against medical negative or medical excessively, and the complex social problems caused by medical of attribution. In addition, it is hoped that through this study, people can correctly treat the normal personal physical differences and the natural development of the state, f see naturally through some of the things of the body, and be able to take appropriate and reasonable measures to prevent the different situations.Based on the brief analysis of "women’s bodies and health construction", I hope to provide more abundant research and constructive reference for other research. But there is also insufficient, such as the research object selection range is relatively narrow, in terms of representation is not enough; lack of theoretical depth and so on. Because of insufficient, has prompted me to study hard in the future.

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