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Studies in the Maternal
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222 Publications
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  • Getting THINGS Right: Mothers and Material Culture

    Miller, Daniel (2011)
    This paper is concerned with the role of material culture in understanding the experience of being a mother. It introduces the study of material culture as taught under the auspices of anthropology. The concept of objectification as the reduction of persons to things is contrasted with the use of the term to consider the role of objects in making persons. There are three case studies, the first based on an ethnography of Slovakian au pairs, the second on how mothers come to terms with the gro...

    Maria Collier de Mendonça and Patrícia Fonseca Fanaya speak to Jacqueline Pitanguy and Iáris Cortês

    Mendonça, Maria Collier de; Fanaya, Patrícia Fonseca; Pitanguy, Jacqueline; Cortês, Iáris (2013)
    This ‘in conversation’ aims at exploring some voices reflecting recent decades of feminism in Brazil and how women’s rights activism has been experienced in this context. For this purpose, we have interviewed two Brazilian women whose careers have contributed extensively to the Brazilian feminist movement. The two interviewees, Jacqueline Pitanguy and Iáris Cortês, belong to a privileged class in terms of education and socioeconomic brackets in Brazil. They both have held powerful positions a...

    Voluntary childlessness: A critical review of the literature

    Shapiro, Gilla (2014)
    A voluntarily childless identity is a pertinent aspect in the discussion of family formations and non-reproduction. While childlessness describes a person or couple who does not have children, voluntary childlessness is characterized by a choice, commitment, and permanence regarding the decision not to parent. Voluntary childlessness is a burgeoning lifestyle choice that is also becoming increasingly vocal through a growing international social movement that has emerged to provide support and...

    Poverty Vs Parenting: an emergent dichotomy

    Dermott, Esther (2012)
    Popular and political discussions in the UK about children’s future prospects are currently dominated by an emergent dichotomy in which either ‘poverty’ or ‘parenting’ is posited as the explanatory factor. In the current period of austerity this oppositional framing has become increasingly explicit: in response to the riots which took place across England in August 2011 one set of commentators focused on a lack of personal responsibility with its origins in the absences of appropriate parenta...

    ‘She Breast Feeds in the Boardroom’ (Churchill 1982, p. 80) Working Mothers Onstage

    Grime, Helen (2016)
    Actresses are some of the most visible working women. Throughout their history, many actresses have navigated the demands of both a professional career and motherhood. For some, these two roles have been mutually exclusive whereas others have found ways to become working mothers. As part of an unpredictable profession with antisocial hours, a mother employed in the acting profession knows much about the search for the idyllic notion of work/life balance. However, despite this long history of ...
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