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Unmasking motherhood : a poststructuralist study of motherhood and its meanings for women


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Clarke, Susan (1994) Unmasking motherhood : a poststructuralist study of motherhood and its meanings for women. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The intention of the following paper is to explore from a poststructuralist
perspective the reasons why women choose to have children and the consequences resulting
from this choice. Interviews were conducted with women who were mothers, and a
selection of contemporary feminist literature, some related to motherhood and some to
poststructuralist feminist theory, reviewed, in order to develop an understanding of the
subject positions available to women in the discourses of motherhood. Two paradoxical and
contradictory discourses of motherhood emerge, which are described in the concluding
chapter of the paper.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Motherhood, Feminist theory, Feminism and education, Feminism and literature
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Includes bibliographical references. Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1996

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