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Making modern mothers : ethics and family planning in urban Greece

Author: Heather Paxson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
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Heather Paxson addresses the ambivalent perceptions of motherhood in Athens, as traditional views on femininity and childbearing are challenged by consumerism and imported biomedical family planning methods.
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Paxson, Heather, 1968-
Making modern mothers.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003005046
(OCoLC)51817478
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Paxson
ISBN: 9780520937130 0520937139 1417522828 9781417522828 0520223713 9780520223714 0520238206 9780520238206
OCLC Number: 55848086
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments A Note on Transliteration Prologue: Varnava Square 1. Realizing Nature 2. Remaking Mothers: From an Ethic of Service to an Ethic of Choice 3. Rationalizing Sex: Family Planning and an Ethic of Well-Being 4. Maternal Citizens: Demographics, Pronatalism, and Population Policy 5. Technologies of Greek Motherhood Appendix 1: Total Fertility Rates: Children per Woman Age 15-49 Appendix 2: Legislation of the Greek State Pertaining to Gender Equality, Marriage, Family, and Reproduction Appendix 3: Birthrates, 1934-1999 Notes References Index
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In Greece, women speak of mothering as 'within the nature' of a woman. This anthropological study of reproductive politics and ethics in Athens, Greece, tracks the effects of increasing consumerism  Read more...

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