Parenthood Between Generations: Transforming Reproductive Cultures

Siân Pooley (Editor), Kaveri Qureshi (Editor)

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages298
ISBN (Electronic)9781789204674
ISBN (Print)9781785331503
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Publication series

NameFertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives
PublisherBerghahn Books
Volume31

Keywords

  • medical anthropology
  • sociology

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