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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Leal, Angélica
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T15:36:21Z
dc.date.available2011-08-31T15:36:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-31
dc.date.submittedJuly 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13145
dc.description.abstractThis study explored, though qualitative feminist research methodology, what are the personal rites which mark the transition of women into the second stage of life. Six women, who lived in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, were the participants whose voices reflect the significance of their experiences, through in-depth interviews. The results revealed that, the rite of passage for women in the second half of life, consists of a series of experiences that equip them symbolic meaning. The rites are not living in a space of time, but are gestated slowly and sometimes seem to be going backwards. Menopause, with its implications understood biological, psychological and social, is the key event that marks the transition of women into the second half of life. The impact of the rites of transition is deep and lasting, in reshaping the identity of women.en_US
dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectRitesen_US
dc.subjectMenopauseen_US
dc.subjectMature womanen_US
dc.subject.lcshMenopause--Social aspects--Mexico--Monterrey
dc.subject.lcshMenopause--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshWomen--Mexico--Monterrey--Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcshPsychology--Qualitative research
dc.titleRitos personales que señalan la transición de las mujeres a la segunda mitad de la vidaen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Phylosophyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studiesen_US
dc.description.advisorBlum Martínez, Rebecca
dc.description.committee-memberTrinidad Galvan, Ruth
dc.description.committee-memberMorcillo, Aurora
dc.description.committee-memberEngelbrecht, Guillermina


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