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Without child : challenging the stigma of childlessness

Author: Laurie Lisle
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Weaves materials from history, literature, religion, and sociology along with personal stories of the author's and others'; explores the facts and fallacies behind childlessness, what it means for women and society, and how women can and do embrace this choice.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lisle, Laurie.
Without child.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1996
(OCoLC)647448309
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Lisle
ISBN: 0345373278 9780345373274
OCLC Number: 33281714
Description: xiv, 273 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Finding the words, discovering my way --
Examining the choice, why it arises --
Searching history, remembering our maiden aunts --
Understanding our mothers, enlarging motherhood --
Dreaming about a child, loving childlikeness --
Living with men, improvising the ways --
Recognizing our womanhood, redefining femininity --
Possessing ourselves, doing our work --
Looking ahead, celebrating our lives.
Responsibility: Laurie Lisle.
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Weaves materials from history, literature, religion, and sociology along with personal stories of the author's and others'; explores the facts and fallacies behind childlessness, what it means for women and society, and how women can and do embrace this choice.

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