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Unmasking motherhood : a poststructuralist study of motherhood and its meanings for women

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posted on 2023-05-27, 00:55 authored by Clarke, Susan
The intention of the following paper is to explore from a poststructuralist perspective the reasons why women choose to have children and the consequences resulting from this choice. Interviews were conducted with women who were mothers, and a selection of contemporary feminist literature, some related to motherhood and some to poststructuralist feminist theory, reviewed, in order to develop an understanding of the subject positions available to women in the discourses of motherhood. Two paradoxical and contradictory discourses of motherhood emerge, which are described in the concluding chapter of the paper.


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Copyright 1994 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Includes bibliographical references. Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1996

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