Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction by Sara Hayden, Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Jaime E. Bochantin, Kirsten J. Broadfoot | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction

Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction

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by Sara Hayden, Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Jaime E. Bochantin, Kirsten J. Broadfoot
     
 

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Women who came of age in the late twentieth century were raised in the era of choice; they grew up believing that reproductive decision-making is a political right, a responsibility of women living the successes of second wave feminism, and under their control. Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction explores

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Women who came of age in the late twentieth century were raised in the era of choice; they grew up believing that reproductive decision-making is a political right, a responsibility of women living the successes of second wave feminism, and under their control. Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction explores contemporary maternity both within and in light of these late-twentieth century understandings. Employing a variety of feminist communication approaches, the volume's contributors discuss how discourses of choice shape and are shaped by women's identities and experiences as (non)mothers and how those same discourses affect and reflect private practices and public policies related to reproduction and motherhood. Through this process, the contributors illustrate a variety of ways of conducting feminist thinking, research, and practices within the communication discipline. Major sub-disciplines within communication studies are represented here including feminist organizational, interpersonal, rhetorical, critical/cultural, and social movement studies. Whereas many of the previous scholarly investigations into maternity highlight only one aspect or phase of motherhood, Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice is unique because it investigates discourses of choice across the arc of maternity and as enacted through various (non)maternal subject positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739138922
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/14/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Sara Hayden is professor of communication studies at the University of Montana. D. Lynn OOBrien Hallstein is assistant professor of rhetoric at Boston University.
Charlotte Kroløkke is Professor in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. She has worked especially within the fields of computer-mediated communication and third-wave feminist rhetoric on the Internet. She is the Head of Research for the KinTra (Trans)Formations of Kinship research project funded by the Danish Council on the Humanities.

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