Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering -Maternal Subjects
Editor : Sheila Lintott, Maureen Sander-Staudt
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203147685
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-14768-9
No of pages : 284
eBook Price : $125.00
Originally Published : Dec 8, 2011
Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering is a growing area of interest to academic philosophers. This volume brings together a diverse group of philosophers to speak about topics in this reemerging area of philosophical inquiry, taking up new themes, such as maternal aesthetics, and pursuing old ones in new ways, such as investigating stepmothering as it might inform and ground an ethics of care. The theoretical foci of the book include feminist, existential, ethical, aesthetic, phenomenological, social and political theories. These perspectives are then employed to consider many dimensions of pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering, which are of central importance to human existence, but are only rarely discussed in philosophical cannons. Topics include pregnancy and embodiment, breast-feeding, representations or the lack thereof of pregnant and birthing women, adoption, and post-partum motherhood.