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The Resource A child of one's own : parental stories, Rachel Bowlby, (electronic resource)

A child of one's own : parental stories, Rachel Bowlby, (electronic resource)

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A child of one's own : parental stories
Title
A child of one's own
Title remainder
parental stories
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Bowlby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Among 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 technologies) have brought out new questions. Why do people want (or not want) to be parents? How has the 'choice' first enabled by contraception changed the meaning of parenthood? Looking not only at new parental parts but at older parental stories, in novels and other works, this fascinating book offers fresh angles and arguments for thinking about parenthood today
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowlby, Rachel
Dewey number
306.874
LC call number
HQ755.85
LC item number
.B689 2015
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  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood in literature
  • English fiction
  • Parents
  • Child
  • English fiction
  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood in literature
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Elternschaft
  • Motiv
  • Eltern
Label
A child of one's own : parental stories, Rachel Bowlby, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Contents
Changing conceptions -- Surrogates and other mothers -- Reproductive choice : a prehistory -- Foundling fathers and mothers -- Childlessness : Euripides' Medea -- A tale of two parents : Charles Dickens's Great expectations -- Finding a life : George Eliot's Silas Marner -- His and hers : Henry Fielding's Tom Jones -- Placement : Jane Austen's Mansfield Park -- At all costs : George Moore's Esther Waters -- Between parents : Henry James's What Maisie knew -- Parental secrets in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge -- 'I had Barbara' : women's ties and Edith Wharton's 'Roman fever'
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000991851
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780198728122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015452765
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000991851
Label
A child of one's own : parental stories, Rachel Bowlby, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Contents
Changing conceptions -- Surrogates and other mothers -- Reproductive choice : a prehistory -- Foundling fathers and mothers -- Childlessness : Euripides' Medea -- A tale of two parents : Charles Dickens's Great expectations -- Finding a life : George Eliot's Silas Marner -- His and hers : Henry Fielding's Tom Jones -- Placement : Jane Austen's Mansfield Park -- At all costs : George Moore's Esther Waters -- Between parents : Henry James's What Maisie knew -- Parental secrets in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge -- 'I had Barbara' : women's ties and Edith Wharton's 'Roman fever'
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000991851
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780198728122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015452765
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000991851

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