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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-06T12:12:05Z
dc.date.available2020-01-06T12:12:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.identifier.citationHogan, S. (2020). 'Unnatural women: reflections on discourses on child murder and selective mortal neglect'. In LaChance-Adams, S. Cassidy, T., Hogan, S. (eds.). 'The maternal tug: ambivalence, identity, and agency'. Ontario, Canada: Demeter Press, pp. 264-281.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781772582130
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624346
dc.description.abstractWhile the existence of maternal ambivalence has been evident for centuries, it has only recently been recognized as central to the lived experience of mothering. This accessible, yet intellectually rigorous, interdisciplinary collection demonstrates its presence and meaning in relation to numerous topics such as pregnancy, birth, Caesarean sections, sleep, self-estrangement, helicopter parenting, poverty, environmental degradation, depression, anxiety, queer mothering, disability, neglect, filicide and war rape. Its authors deny the assumption that mothers who experience ambivalence are bad, evil, unnatural, or insane. Moreover, historical records and cross-cultural narratives indicate that maternal ambivalence appears in a wide range of circumstances; but that it becomes unmanageable in circumstances of inequity, deprivation and violence. From this premise, the authors in this collection raise imperative ethical, social, and political questions, suggesting possibilities for vital cultural transformations. These candid explorations demand we rethink our basic assumptions about how mothering is experienced in everyday life.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDemeter Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://demeterpress.org/books/the-maternal-tug-ambivalence-identity-and-agency/en_US
dc.subjectmaternal ambivalenceen_US
dc.subjectmotheringen_US
dc.subjectlived experienceen_US
dc.titleUnnatural women: reflections on discourses on child murder and selective mortal neglecten_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019
dc.author.detailSCHC019en_US


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