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Title Contemplating maternity in an era of choice : explorations into discourses of reproduction / edited by Sara Hayden and D. Lynn O'Brien Hallstein.

Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2010.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 344 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Public choices, private control : how mediated mom labels work rhetorically to dismantle the politics of choice and white second wave feminist successes / D. Lynn O'Brien Hallstein -- No exception postprevention : "differential biopolitics" on the morning after / Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz -- Politicizing personal choices? The storying of age-related infertility in public discourses / Jennifer J. Bute [and others] -- Reproductive freedom : transforming discourses of choice / Catherine H. Palczewski -- The commodification of motherhood : surrogacy as a matter of choice / Charlotte Kroløkke, Karen A. Foss, and Jennifer Sandoval -- Law, politics, and reproductive choices / Jennifer Emerling Bone and Beth Meyers-Bass -- My eyes cry without me : illusions of choice in the transition to motherhood / Elissa Foster -- Two women, two stories : complicating our "right to choose" / Summer R. Cunningham and Amy R. Pearson -- The in/fertile, un/natural body : ecofeminism, dis/embodiment, technology, and (the loss of) choice / Tracy Marafiote -- The invisible politics of "choice" in the workplace : naming the informal parenting support system / Julia T. Wood and Bonnie J. Dow -- Cutting the meeting short : conflicting narrative choices in one woman's maternity leave / Lori West Peterson -- Total motherhood and having it all : reproduction, maternity, and discourses of choice among female police officers / Jaime E. Bochantin and Renee L. Cowan -- Purposefully childless good women / Sara Hayden -- What men say about women : fathers contemplate work-family choices and motherhood / Patrice M. Buzzanell, Suzy D'Enbeau, and John Duckworth -- Outlaw mothers raising gentle-men : choosing to disrupt hegemonic tensions between masculinity and feminism / Cindy Griffin and Kirsten J. Broadfoot.
Summary Women who came of age in the late twentieth century were raised in the era of choice; they grew up believing that reproductive decision-making is a political right, a responsibility of women living the successes of second wave feminism, and under their control. Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction explores contemporary maternity both within and in light of these late-twentieth century understandings. Employing a variety of feminist communication approaches, the volume's contributors discuss how discourses of choice shape and are shaped by wo.
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Subject Motherhood.
Reproductive rights.
Maternity leave -- Law and legislation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Hayden, Sara E., 1963-
Hallstein, D. Lynn O'Brien.
Other Form: Print version: Contemplating maternity in an era of choice. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010 9780739138908 (DLC) 2010006397 (OCoLC)557400716
ISBN 9780739138922 (electronic)
0739138928 (electronic)
9780739138908 (print)
0739138901 (print)