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Motherhood and Maternity


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Baruch, Elaine Hoffmann, Amadeo F. D'Adamo, Jr., and Joni Seager, eds. Embryos, Ethics, and Women's Rights: Exploring the New Reproductive Technologies. New York: Haworth Press, 1988.

Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translated by H. M. Parshley. New York: Knopf, 1952.

Berg, Allison. Mothering the Race: Women's Narratives of Reproduction, 1890–1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Copeland, Rebecca. "Motherhood as Institution." Japan Quarterly 39, no. 1 (1992): 101–110.

Chodorow, Nancy. The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

Doer, Edd, and James Prescott, eds. Abortion Rights and Fetal Personhood. Long Beach, Calif.: Centerline Press, 1989.

Hirsch, Marianne. The Mother-Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

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Luker, Kristin. Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

McMahon, Martha. Engendering Motherhood: Identity and Self-Transformation in Women's Lives. New York: Guilford Press, 1995.

Narayan, Uma. Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third-World Feminism. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Oyewumi, Oyeronke, ed. African Women and Feminism: Reflecting on the Politics of Sisterhood. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2003.

Parker, Rozsika. Mother Love/Mother Hate: The Power of Maternal Ambivalence. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Ram, Kalpana, and Margaret Jolly, eds. Maternities and Modernities: Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Rich, Adrienne. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. New York: Norton, 1976.

Sanger, Margaret. Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentano's, 1920.

Sawicki, Jana. Disciplining Foucault: Feminism, Power, and the Body. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Smart, Carol, ed. Regulating Womanhood: Historical Essays on Marriage, Motherhood, and Sexuality. London: Routledge, 1992.

Trebilcot, Joyce, ed. Mothering: Essays in Feminist Theory. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Allanheld, 1984.

Maina Chawla Singh

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