Recent literature has identified modern “parenting” as an expert-led practice—one which begins with pre-pregnancy decisions, entails distinct types of intimate relationships, places intense burdens on mothers and increasingly on fathers too. Exploring within diverse historical and global contexts how men and women make—and break—relations between generations when becoming parents, this volume brings together innovative qualitative research by anthropologists, historians, and sociologists. The chapters focus tightly on inter-generational transmission and demonstrate its importance for understanding how people become parents and rear children.
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||298|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|
|Name||Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives|
- medical anthropology