Why Tampons are not Welcome in Taiwan: A Social-worlds Analysis

Author Info
Pei-hsin Hsu; Ling-fang Cheng (corresponding Author)
Lecturer, Tung fang Institute of Technology; Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies, Kaohsiung Medical University

This study explores how the tampon as an imported menstrual technology interacted with the indigenous society and culture as well as the body experience of the women users since 1970 up till now. We adopted the analytical framework of ‘social worlds’ as in the context of symbolic interactionism to illuminate the contestation and negotiation of various kinds of forces and actors which are friendlier than that of the tampons.

Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 10 (April 2010)
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