Making Sense of Motherhood: A Narrative Approach

Making Sense of Motherhood: A Narrative Approach

by Tina Miller, Miller Tina
     
 

This book charts the social, cultural and moral contours of contemporary motherhood and engages with sociological and feminist debates on how selves are constituted, maintained and narrated. Drawing on original research and narrative theory, the book also explores the disjuncture that often exists between personal experience and public discourse and the cultural… See more details below

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This book charts the social, cultural and moral contours of contemporary motherhood and engages with sociological and feminist debates on how selves are constituted, maintained and narrated. Drawing on original research and narrative theory, the book also explores the disjuncture that often exists between personal experience and public discourse and the cultural dimensions of expert knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521543644
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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Table of Contents

1The storied human life : a narrative approach6
2Making sense of motherhood : cultural scripts27
3Setting the Western context : mothering in late-modern society46
4Anticipating motherhood : the antenatal period66
5Making sense of early mothering experiences89
6A return to normal : becoming the expert112
7Conclusions and reflections : making sense of motherhood138

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