Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US

Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US

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… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (July 01, 2013)

Collection: Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives

Parent ISBN: 9780857459879

Page count: 206 pages

Language: English


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