By Marie Porter, Patricia Short, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
In feminism, the establishment of mothering/motherhood has been a hugely contested quarter in the way it pertains to the oppression of ladies. As Adrienne wealthy articulated in her vintage 1976 booklet Of girl Born: Motherhood as adventure and establishment, even though motherhood as an establishment is a male-defined web site of oppression, women's personal reviews of mothering can still be a resource of strength. This quantity examines 4 destinations in which motherhood is at the same time skilled as a domain of oppression and of strength: embodiment, illustration, perform and separation. Motherhood contains mental, old, sociological, literary and cultural ways to inquiry and quite a lot of disciplinary views ? qualitative, quantitative, corporeal, criminal, non secular, fictional, mythological, dramatic and motion examine. This wealthy assortment not just covers a variety of subject material but additionally illustrates methods of doing feminist learn and perform.
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Adopted at a time when medical dominance over childbirth and infant care was being established (Featherstone; Reiger), the caesarean marked a new stage of technical and clinical control over mothers. The caesarean section, however, can 25 Motherhood be read as much more than this. It is a powerful symbol of change and of the movement from medical interest centering on the life and health of the mother, to a more profound and sustained interest in the child. Caesarean sections were an eﬀort to save the life of both the infant and the mother, but at a time when abdominal surgery was extremely dangerous, the risks to the mother were high.
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Motherhood: Power and Oppression by Marie Porter, Patricia Short, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera