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- DescriptionAmong the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go without saying. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of childhood, it is just a background. But in recent decades, far-reaching changes in typical family forms and in procreative possibilities (through reproductive techlogies) have brought out new questions. Why do people want (or t want) to be parents? How has the 'choice' first enabled by contraception changed the meaning of parenthood? Looking t only at new parental parts but at older parental stories, in vels and other works, this fascinating book offers fresh angles and arguments for thinking about parenthood today.
- Author BiographyRachel Bowlby is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her previous books include Just Looking and Carried Away, both about the history of shopping; Still Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis; Shopping with Freud; Feminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf; and Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities.
- Author(s)Rachel Bowlby
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication09/07/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Weight284 g
- Width131 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine14 mm
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