Making Sense of Motherhood: A Narrative Approach

Making Sense of Motherhood: A Narrative Approach

by Tina Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521835720

ISBN-13: 9780521835725

Pub. Date: 03/21/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Becoming a mother changes lives in many ways, and this book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of, first-time motherhood in industrialized society. It 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.

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Becoming a mother changes lives in many ways, and this book explores how women try to make sense of, and narrate their experiences of, first-time motherhood in industrialized society. It 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835725
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2005
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The storied human life: a narrative approach; 2. Making sense of motherhood: cultural scripts; 3. Setting the Western context: mothering in late-modern society; 4. Anticipating motherhood: the antenatal period; 5. Making sense of early mothering experiences; 6. A return to normal: becoming the expert; 7. Conclusions and reflections: making sense of motherhood; References; Index.

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