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ERIC Number: EJ846771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Menopause and Methodological Doubt
Spence, Sheila
Qualitative Report, v10 n4 p745-757 Dec 2005
Menopause and methodological doubt begins by making a tongue-in-cheek comparison between Descartes' methodological doubt and the self-doubt that can arise around menopause. A hermeneutic approach is taken in which Cartesian dualism and its implications for the way women are viewed in society are examined, both through the experiences of women undergoing menopause and through the commentary of several contributors in Feminist Interpretations of Rene Descartes by Susan Bordo (1999). This examination is located inside the story of the paper, which was written over the duration of a university hermeneutics course, and reflects the author's evolving understanding of hermeneutic interpretation within qualitative research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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