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Reproductive health and maternal sacrifice : women, choice and responsibility

Author: Pam Lowe
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book demonstrates that the symbol of maternal sacrifice is the notion that 'proper' women put the welfare of children, whether born, in utero or not conceived, over and above any choices and desires of their own. The idea of maternal sacrifice acts as powerful signifier in judging women's behaviour that goes beyond necessary care for any children. The book traces its presence in various aspects of reproductive  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Lowe
ISBN: 9781137472922 1137472928
OCLC Number: 939532127
Description: x, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Responsible "choices" and good motherhood --
Regulating contraception and abortion --
Conceiving motherhood --
Idealized pregnancy --
Birth plans --
Raising babies --
Maternal sacrifice and choice.
Responsibility: Pam Lowe.

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This book demonstrates that the symbol of maternal sacrifice is the notion that 'proper' women put the welfare of children, whether born, in utero or not conceived, over and above any choices and  Read more...

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