Motherhood in the Twenty-First Century

Editor : Mariam Alizade

Motherhood in the Twenty-First Century

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 238
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 22697
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753693
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753693

Reviews and Endorsements

'Motherhood in the Twenty-first Century is a remarkable collection of essays whose contributors, invited by the editor, Alcira Mariam Alizade, from many different countries, each explore different dimensions of motherhood today, which, as the editor emphasizes, 'cannot escape the impact of social and cultural transformations.' Moreover, Alizade underlines the importance of recognizing that woman's psychic organization is independent of its maternal function thus implying a necessary dissociation of femininity from motherhood. The essays cover divergent themes ranging from new methods of conception and 'artificial pregnancy' to questions raised by the mother-daughter relationship and the many reasons for desiring, or not desiring, a child. The editor expresses the wish that this book will open onto new perspectives regarding motherhood and provide a thought-provoking instrument for all psychoanalysts. To this wish I would add that her book will also stimulate reflection in all women from whatever walk of life.'
- Joyce McDougall, D.Ed. Supervisory and Training Analyst to the Paris Psychoanalytical Society and Institute

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