Reconceiving Pregnancy and Childcare: Ethics, Experience, and Reproductive Labor

Reconceiving Pregnancy and Childcare: Ethics, Experience, and Reproductive Labor

by Amy Mullin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521605865

ISBN-13: 9780521605861

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book argues for increased recognition of pregnancy, birthing and childrearing as social activities demanding simultaneously physical, intellectual, emotional and moral work from those who undertake them. Amy Mullin considers both parenting and paid childcare, and examines the impact of disability on this work. The first chapters contest misconceptions about

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Overview

This book argues for increased recognition of pregnancy, birthing and childrearing as social activities demanding simultaneously physical, intellectual, emotional and moral work from those who undertake them. Amy Mullin considers both parenting and paid childcare, and examines the impact of disability on this work. The first chapters contest misconceptions about pregnancy and birth such as the idea that pregnancy is only valued for its end result, and not for the process. Subsequent chapters focus on childcare provided in different circumstances and on the needs of both providers and receivers of care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521605861
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Pregnancy misconceived; 2. Reconceiving pregnancy; 3. The ethical significance of pregnancy; 4. What about birth?; 5. Mother and others: who can be 'maternal thinkers'?; 6. Caring for children, caring for friends, caring by children; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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