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Migrating bodies: the effects of transnational movement on women's bodily practices in later life

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When approaching old age, women’s bodies face functional, esthetical, and reproductive changes that can represent a source of discontinuity in their lives. Moreover, women are constantly exposed to the social pressure of compelling stereotypes regarding their body image and functionality: from media to medical pamphlets, the feminine body is subjected to deep social observation and regulation. Given that the relationship between ageing and the body is socially mediated, how does the encoun...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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