Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US - Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives 25 (Paperback)
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Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US - Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives 25 (Paperback)

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Paperback 206 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
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Babies are not simply born - they are made through cultural and social practices. Based on rich empirical work, this book examines the everyday experiences that mark pregnancy in the US today, such as reading pregnancy advice books, showing ultrasound "baby pictures" to friends and co-workers, and decorating the nursery in anticipation of the new arrival. These ordinary practices of pregnancy, the author argues, are significant and revealing creative activities that produce babies. They are the activities through which babies are made important and meaningful in the lives of the women and men awaiting the child's birth. This book brings into focus a topic that has been overlooked in the scholarship on reproduction and will be of interest to professionals and expectant parents alike.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782387923
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm

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