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Motherhood and Choice - Feminist Debates on Non-Normative Motherhood

by Amrita Nandy

Motherhood and Choice - Feminist Debates on Non-Normative Motherhood Synopsis

As both the bedrock of human survival and an unchallenged part of the normal female life, motherhood expects and even compels women to be mothers both symbolic and corporeal. Motherhood and non-motherhood is not just physiological. As the pivot to a web of heteronormative institutions like marriage and family, motherhood bears an overwhelming and decisive influence on women's lives. In the face of tradition and sociopolitical discourse and policies, Motherhood and Choice explores how women as embodiments of multiple identities can live stigma-free, authentic lives without having to abandon reproductive self-determination. Amrita Nandy asks the difficult questions here: How can women live fully? If autonomy is a basic human right, why do many women have little or no choice when it comes to motherhood? Do women know they have a choice? Through remarkable research and searing analysis, Nandy brings an important addition to feminist debates on the conflation of woman and mother, political and personal.

Book Information

ISBN: 9789385932045
Publication date: 12th January 2018
Author: Amrita Nandy
Publisher: Zubaan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships, Feminism & feminist theory, Literary studies: general,

About Amrita Nandy

Amrita Nandy is a research scholar and activist based in New Delhi.

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