Hanson explores the different ways in which pregnancy has been constructed and interpreted in Britain over the last 250 years. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including obstetric texts, pregnancy advice books, literary texts, popular fiction and visual images, she analyzes changing attitudes to key issues such as the relative rights of mother and fetus and the degree to which medical intervention is acceptable in pregnancy. Hanson also considers the effects of medical and social changes on the subjective experience of pregnancy.
"Undergraduate and graduate courses on women's studies, gender/ cultural studies, cultural history of science/ medicine; general readers"
|Advice to the Fair Sex|
|Mothering the Race|
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Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 11th June 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1