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The Resource Flow : the cultural story of menstruation, Elissa Stein and Susan Kim

Flow : the cultural story of menstruation, Elissa Stein and Susan Kim

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Flow : the cultural story of menstruation
Title
Flow
Title remainder
the cultural story of menstruation
Statement of responsibility
Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from mikvahs (ritual cleansing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies - not to mention the Pill, cramps, the history of underwear, and the movie about puberty they showed you in 5th grade. Flow answers such questions as: What's the point of getting a period? What did women do before pads and tampons? What about new drugs that promise to end periods - a hot idea or not? Sex during your period: gross or a turn-on? And what's normal, anyway? With color reproductions of (campy) historical ads and early (excruciating) femcare devices, it also provides a fascinating (and mind-boggling) gallery of this complex, personal and uniquely female process
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2011
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
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333544
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.6/62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP263
LC item number
.S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the cultural story of menstruation
Label
Flow : the cultural story of menstruation, Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-270)
Contents
Language -- Where we are today -- So how did we get here? -- Hysteria -- Seeing red -- Sex and religion -- Society's role -- Timeline -- Happily ever after -- Advertising -- The scent of a woman -- So now you're a woman! -- Back to basics -- When good periods go bad -- Staunching the flow -- Hey, is it getting hot in here? -- Outside the box
Control code
5095846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780312379964
Lccn
2009017046
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317929082
  • (OCoLC)317929082
Label
Flow : the cultural story of menstruation, Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-270)
Contents
Language -- Where we are today -- So how did we get here? -- Hysteria -- Seeing red -- Sex and religion -- Society's role -- Timeline -- Happily ever after -- Advertising -- The scent of a woman -- So now you're a woman! -- Back to basics -- When good periods go bad -- Staunching the flow -- Hey, is it getting hot in here? -- Outside the box
Control code
5095846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780312379964
Lccn
2009017046
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317929082
  • (OCoLC)317929082

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