Mother's Milk

Mother's Milk

by Bernice L. Hausman, Hausman Bernice, B. Hausman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415966574

ISBN-13: 9780415966573

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mother's Milk examines why nursing a baby is an ideologically charged experience in contemporary culture. Drawing upon medical studies, feminist scholarship, anthropological literature, and an intimate knowledge of breastfeeding itself, Bernice Hausman demonstrates what is at stake in mothers' infant feeding choices—economically, socially, and in terms

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Mother's Milk examines why nursing a baby is an ideologically charged experience in contemporary culture. Drawing upon medical studies, feminist scholarship, anthropological literature, and an intimate knowledge of breastfeeding itself, Bernice Hausman demonstrates what is at stake in mothers' infant feeding choices—economically, socially, and in terms of women's rights. Breastfeeding controversies, she argues, reveal social tensions around the meaning of women's bodies, the authority of science, and the value of maternity in American culture. A provocative and multi-faceted work, Mother's Milk will be of interest to anyone concerned with the politics of women's embodiment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415966573
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Dead Babies33
2Rational Management69
3Breast Is Best91
4Stone Age Mothering121
5Womanly Arts155
6Breastfeeding, Feminism, Activism189
Epilogue: Lactation and Sexual Difference229
Notes233
Works Cited257
Index267

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