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Australian Mothering

Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Editors: Pascoe Leahy, Carla, Bueskens, Petra (Eds.)

  • Foregrounds the experiences, emotions and perspectives of mothers in order to better understand how Australian motherhood has developed historically and contemporaneously
  • Utilises a feminist perspective to understand motherhood while not limiting the analysis to an assumption that mothers must be freed of motherhood
  • Breaks new ground in moving the debate past outdated assumptions that motherhood is incompatible with career ambition, self-fulfilment and feminism
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About this book

This collection defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian history as well as the joys and challenges of being a mother today. The contributors cover pregnancy, birth, relationships, childcare, domestic violence, time use, work, welfare, policy and psychology, from a diverse range of maternal perspectives. Utilising a matricentric feminist framework, Australian Mothering foregrounds the experiences, emotions and perspectives of mothers to better understand how Australian motherhood has developed historically and contemporaneously. Drawing upon their combined sociological and historical expertise, Bueskens and Pascoe Leahy have carefully curated a collection that presents compelling research on past and present perspectives on maternity in Australia, which will be relevant to researchers, advocates and policy makers interested in the changing role of mothers in Australian society.

About the authors

Petra Bueskens is an Honorary Fellow in Sociology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, a psychotherapist in private practice, and a freelance columnist at New Matilda.
Carla Pascoe Leahy is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia and an Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20267-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
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Hardcover ca. $119.99
price for USA
  • Due: December 16, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20266-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian Mothering
Book Subtitle
Historical and Sociological Perspectives
Editors
  • Carla Pascoe Leahy
  • Petra Bueskens
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20267-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20267-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20266-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
352
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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