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Mass hysteria : medicine, culture, and mothers' bodies

Author: Rebecca Kukla
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005.
Series: Explorations in bioethics and the medical humanities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mass Hysteria examines the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding. Late eighteenth century transformations in these practices reshaped mothers' bodies, and contemporary norms and routines of prenatal care and early motherhood have inherited the legacy of that era. As a result, mothers are socially positioned in ways that can make it difficult for them to establish  Read more...
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Kukla, Rebecca, 1969-
Mass hysteria.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005
(DLC) 2005012497
(OCoLC)60375626
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Kukla
ISBN: 9781461640011 1461640016
OCLC Number: 654428173
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Impressionable bodies --
Imbibing the love of the fatherland --
Splitting the maternal body --
The uterus as public theater --
Separation anxiety --
Intimacy, vulnerability, and the politics of discomfort --
Fixing the boundaries of mothers' bodies.
Series Title: Explorations in bioethics and the medical humanities.
Responsibility: Rebecca Kukla.
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Examining the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding, this book states that late eighteenth century practices reshaped mothers' bodies. As a result,  Read more...

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