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Voluntary and involuntary childlessness : the joys of otherhood?

Author: Natalie Sappleton
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018. ©2018
Series: Emerald studies in reproduction, culture and society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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While interest in the drivers, consequences, nature and manifestations of voluntary and involuntary childlessness increases, knowledge progress is hampered by poor linkages across disjointed research fields. The book brings together theoretical insights and empirical investigations into the phenomenon, united within a feminist conceptual framework.
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Voluntary and involuntary childlessness.
United Kingdom : Emerald Publishing, 2018
(OCoLC)1028905787
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Sappleton
ISBN: 9781787543614 1787543617 9781787543638 1787543633
OCLC Number: 1048428894
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Childlessness Through a Feminist Lens; Natalie Sappleton Part One: Theoretical Perspectives On Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness Chapter 1. From Deviant Choice to Feminist Issue: A Historical Content Analysis of Scholarship on Voluntary Childlessness (1920 To 2013); Ingrid Lynch, Tracy Morison, Catriona Ida Macleod, Magda Mijas, Ryan Du Toit, and Simi Seemanthini Chapter 2. What is it Like Being Involuntarily Childless? Searching for Ways of Understanding from a Psychological Perspective; Megumi Fieldsend Chapter 3. Wanting to Want: Constructing the Dissident Childless Self; Anna Gotlib Part Two: Structural and Agential Underpinnings of Childlessness Chapter 4. Capital in Pronatalist Fields: Exploring The Influence of Economic, Social, Cultural and Symbolic Capital on Childbearing Habitus; Alyssa Mullins Chapter 5. Social Connectedness, Inclusion and Support: Experiences of Women Without Children in a Pronatalist Society; Melissa Graham, Beth Turnbull, Hayley Mckenzie and Ann Taket Chapter 6. "Join the Club" Or "Don't have Kids?": Exploring Contradictory Experiences, Pressures and Encouragement to have Children in Pronatalist Social Fields; Alyssa Mullins Part Three: Intersectional Perspectives On Childlessness Chapter 7. Are Loneliness and Regret the Inevitable Outcomes of Ageing and Childlessness?; Jenny Mercer and Ros O'Driscoll Chapter 8. Age-Identity in Progress Narratives of Never-Married Childless Older Women; Kate De Medeiros and Robert L. Rubinstein Part Four: Lived Experiences of Childlessness Chapter 9. The Voluntary Childless Marriage; Laura Carroll Chapter 10. Finding Mr Right; Helen Peterson Chapter 11. Understanding the Employment Experiences of Women with no Children; Beth Turnbull, Melissa Graham and Ann Taket Chapter 12. Gender Segregation, Stereotypes, Wellbeing and Childlessness: Evidence of the Links in Europe; Natalie Sappleton Part Five: National Perspectives On Childlessness Chapter 13. Childlessness in the Hungarian Context; Ivett Szalma and Judit Takács Chapter 14. Stigma and Childlessness in Historical and Contemporary Japan; Kimiko Tanaka and Deborah Lowry Chapter 15. The Childless Agenda in Germany; Nazli Kazanoglu Postscript: Moving Forward Towards a Feminist Understanding of 'Otherhood'; Natalie Sappleton.
Series Title: Emerald studies in reproduction, culture and society
Responsibility: edited by Natalie Sappleton.

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