‘The Foreigner Within Us’: Catharsis Amid Horror and Confusion in Menopause

Elaborating on the philosophical ideas of Julia Kristeva (1991) about the meaning of being strangers to ourselves, we investigate women’s experiences of going through the menopause in the UK. We offer a theoretical reflection on the discourses available for women to transcend their ‘unproductive’ body.


Pilar Ximena Rojas Gaviria, Céline Del Bucchia, and Camilla Quental (2020) ,"‘The Foreigner Within Us’: Catharsis Amid Horror and Confusion in Menopause", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1106-1111.


Pilar Ximena Rojas Gaviria, University of Birmingham, UK
Céline Del Bucchia, Audencia Business School, France
Camilla Quental, Audencia Business School


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