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Transformative motherhood : on giving and getting in a consumer culture

Author: Linda L Layne
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a rich series of ethnographic case studies, Transformative Motherhood intimately conveys the experiences of women in the United States who, in each case, have reproductive encounters that do not match up to cultural standards. From women who choose to become surrogate, foster, or adoptive mothers, to others who give birth to children with disabilities or who have had a pregnancy loss, all creatively meet the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Transformative motherhood.
New York : New York University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606527849
Online version:
Transformative motherhood.
New York : New York University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607365830
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda L Layne
ISBN: 0814751555 9780814751558 0814751547 9780814751541
OCLC Number: 41641183
Description: xix, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Freely given : open adoption and the rhetoric of the gift / Judith S. Modell --
The gift of life : surrogate motherhood, gamete donation, and constructions of altruism / Heléna Ragoné --
Gifts and burdens : the social and familial context of foster mothering / Danielle F. Wozniak --
Does God give special kids to special parents? personhood and the child with disabilities as gift and as giver / Gail Landsman --
"True gifts from God" : motherhood, sacrifice, and enrichment in the case of pregnancy loss / Linda L. Layne.
Responsibility: edited by Linda L. Layne.
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Through a series of ethnographic case studies, this volume presents the responses of American women whose experiences of motherhood have failed to match up to the standards and norms which have been  Read more...

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