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Article: Squaring the ('charmed') circle: Normality and happiness of middle-aged married women in Hong Kong

TitleSquaring the ('charmed') circle: Normality and happiness of middle-aged married women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Heteronor-Mativity
Heterosexuality
Hierarchy
Sexual
Woman
Issue Date2008
PublisherAsian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Woamns University. The Journal's web site is located at http://ewhawoman.or.kr/acwseng/frameset4.htm
Citation
Asian Journal Of Women's Studies, 2008, v. 14 n. 2, p. 30-58 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study explores how middle-aged married women in Hong Kong deal with their identity as "si-nai" and their life circumstances as they enter mid-life. The empirical data help elucidate the underlying assumptions of certain theorizations of heterosexuality, such as Gayle Rubin's critique of sexuality in terms of 'good sex' and 'bad sex.' The benefit of a life cycle approach should be recognized, in order to appreciate the situations of middle-aged women, how they may be at a disadvantage due to age, gender and class background and how they feel threatened by younger women who may not be respectable wives and mothers but are in fact high in 'market value.' A multi-dimensional framework is called for in order to understand women's lives, within which sexual values or practices that Rubin discusses are but one variable among a host of other dimensions such as gender, class, age, education, and culture.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172200
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.214
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.213
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dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal Of Women's Studies, 2008, v. 14 n. 2, p. 30-58en_US
dc.identifier.issn1225-9276en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172200-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores how middle-aged married women in Hong Kong deal with their identity as "si-nai" and their life circumstances as they enter mid-life. The empirical data help elucidate the underlying assumptions of certain theorizations of heterosexuality, such as Gayle Rubin's critique of sexuality in terms of 'good sex' and 'bad sex.' The benefit of a life cycle approach should be recognized, in order to appreciate the situations of middle-aged women, how they may be at a disadvantage due to age, gender and class background and how they feel threatened by younger women who may not be respectable wives and mothers but are in fact high in 'market value.' A multi-dimensional framework is called for in order to understand women's lives, within which sexual values or practices that Rubin discusses are but one variable among a host of other dimensions such as gender, class, age, education, and culture.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAsian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Woamns University. The Journal's web site is located at http://ewhawoman.or.kr/acwseng/frameset4.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Women's Studiesen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectHeteronor-Mativityen_US
dc.subjectHeterosexualityen_US
dc.subjectHierarchyen_US
dc.subjectSexualen_US
dc.subjectWomanen_US
dc.titleSquaring the ('charmed') circle: Normality and happiness of middle-aged married women in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume14en_US
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dc.publisher.placeKorea, Republic ofen_US
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