Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism

Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality, Nationalism

By: Helena Ragone (editor), France Twine (editor)Paperback

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Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood charts new territory by exploring the notion of motherhood for women of differing classes, races, religions and nations in the light of various strategies and new technologies used to attain motherhood.

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Helena Ragone is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Massachussetts in Boston. She is co-editor of Situated Lives: Gender and Culture in Everyday Life (Routledge, 1997). France Winddance Twine is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Associate Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.


About the Contributors Foreword by Rayna Rapp Acknowledgments Introduction: Motherhood on the Faultlines-Helena Ragone and France Winddance Twine Part I: Racial Ideologies and Racial Realities 1. Ideologies of Motherhood and Kinship in U.S. Adoption-Christine Ward Gailey 2. Of Likeness and Difference: How Race is Being Transfigured by Gestational Surrogacy-Helena Ragone 3. Bearing Blackness in Britain: The Meaning of Racial Difference for White Birth Mothers of African-Descent Children--France Winddance Twine Part II: Narratives of Personhood 4. Baby Things as Fetishes? Memorial Goods, Simulacra, and the "Realness" Problem of Pregnancy Loss- Linda L. Layne 5. Missing Motherhood: Infertility, Technology, and Poverty in Egyptian Women's Lives-Marcia Claire Inhorn 6. "Real Motherhood," Class, and Children with Disabilities-Gail Landsman Part III: Blurred Boundaries: Legal, Political, and Economic Parameters of Motherhood 7. Non-Biological Mothers and the Legal Boundaries of Motherhood: An Analysis of California Law-Susan Dalton 8. Uno hace qualquier cosa por los hijos: Motherwork and Politics in Sandinista Nicaragua-Diana Mulinari 9. Mythical Mothers and Dichotomies of Good and Evil: Homeless Mothers in the United States-Deborah Connolly Afterword by Kristin Luker Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/09/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780415921107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780415921107
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0415921104

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