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Author Paxson, Heather, 1968-

Title Making modern mothers : ethics and family planning in urban Greece / Heather Paxson.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-319) and index.
Summary Heather Paxson addresses the ambivalent perceptions of motherhood in Athens, as traditional views on femininity and childbearing are challenged by consumerism and imported biomedical family planning methods.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Transliteration; Prologue; 1 Realizing Nature; 2 Remaking Mothers From an Ethic of Service to an Ethic of Choice; 3 Rationalizing Sex: Family Planning and an Ethic of Well-Being; 4 Maternal Citizens: Demographics, Pronatalism, and Population Policy; 5 Technologies of Greek Motherhood; appendix 1. Total Fertility Rates, European Union Countries, 1960-2000; appendix 2. Legislation of the Greek State Pertaining to Gender Equality, Marriage, Family, and Reproduction; appendix 3. Birthrates, Greece, 1934-1999; Notes; References; Index.
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Subject Feminist anthropology -- Greece -- Athens.
Women -- Greece -- Athens -- Social conditions.
Motherhood -- Greece -- Athens.
Birth control -- Greece -- Athens -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Greece -- Athens.
Athens (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Paxson, Heather, 1968- Making modern mothers. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004 0520223713 0520238206 (DLC) 2003005046 (OCoLC)51817478
ISBN 9780520937130 (electronic bk.)
0520937139 (electronic bk.)
1417522828 (electronic bk.)
9781417522828 (electronic bk.)
0520223713 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520223714 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520238206 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520238206 (pbk. ; alk. paper)