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Title Motherhood in contemporary international perspective : continuity and change / edited by Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Series Routledge research in gender and society ; 81
Routledge research in gender and society ; 81
Summary "Divided into fifteen chapters, this book provides the reader with an insight into certain representations of mothers and motherhood in history and today's societies in some areas of the world, notably in Asia. Key facts about the history of motherhood are presented, together with the use of very recent notions and phrases portraying 'good' and 'bad' mothers. An analysis of the concepts of naming and blaming, along with regret with respect to mothers in twenty-first century societies, provides food for thought. Other issues addressed are varied and numerous: the politics of early intervention, feminist critique, mothers with disabilities and mothers of disabled children, incarcerared mothers, surrogate mothers, teenage mothers, lesbian mothers, and mothering in Eastern Asia, namely in China, Japan, and Korea. Interestingly, both visual arts and literature play a crucial role in this analysis. The publication will appeal to students, academics, researchers, and the general public interested in and seeking to comprehend the shifts which have occurred over time in connection with the vast and inexhaustible subject of motherhood and mothers - a private and public matter. Readers are also provided with a rich reference section dealing with the latest publications on the issues tackled by prominent academics and researchers in human geography, women's studies, sociology, gender studies, contemporary history, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq is Professor of Contemporary British Studies at the University of Tours in France, and has done comparative research for the European Commission on families. Her research interests also span young, lone parenthood, domestic violence in Britain and France, in addition to qualitative studies. Her latest publication (2017) is Fertility, Health and Lone Parenting: European Contexts, Routledge
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Subject Abortion -- Political aspects
Lesbian mothers
Women's rights
Abortion -- Political aspects.
Lesbian mothers.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Women's rights.
Form Electronic book
Author Portier-Le Cocq, Fabienne, editor
LC no. 2019028884
ISBN 0429198701