Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, Hardback Book

Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century Hardback

Edited by Jennifer Evans, Ciara Meehan

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History series

Description

This multi-disciplinary collection brings together work by scholars from Britain, America and Canada on the popular, personal and institutional histories of pregnancy.

It follows the process of reproduction from conception and contraception, to birth and parenthood.

The contributors explore several key themes: narratives of pregnancy and birth, the patient-consumer, and literary representations of childbearing.

This book explores how these issues have been constructed, represented and experienced in a range of geographical locations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

Crossing the boundary between the pre-modern and modern worlds, the chapters reveal the continuities, similarities and differences in understanding a process that is often, in the popular mind-set, considered to be fundamental and unchanging.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 251 pages, 2 Tables, color; 2 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 251 p. 4 i
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9783319441672

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