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Modern motherhood : Women and family in England, 1945-2000

By: Davis, Angela.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Gender in History: Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (250 p.).ISBN: 9781847794161.Subject(s): Motherhood -- England -- History -- 20th century | Mothers -- England -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern motherhood : Women and family in England, 1945–2000DDC classification: 305.407 LOC classification: HQ759 .D285 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Family and community: surveying women and the family; 3. Educating mothers: family, school and antenatal education; 4. Pregnancy and childbirth: antenatal care,birth and postnatal care; 5. Experts and childcare 'bibles': mothers and advice literature; 6. Working and caring: women's labour inside and outside the home; 7. Breadwinners and homemakers: ideals of men and women in the family; 8. Conclusions
Summary: This book examines women's experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive historical study of the experience of motherhood in the second half of the twentieth century. Motherhood is an area where a number of discourses and practices meet. The book therefore forms a thematic study looking at aspects of mothers' lives such as education, health care, psychology, labour market trends and state intervention. Looking through the prism of motherhood provides a way of understanding the complex social changes that have taken place in the post-war world. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the field of twentieth-century British social history. However it will also be of interest to scholars in related fields and a general readership with an interest in British social history, and the history of family and community in modern Britain.
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Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Family and community: surveying women and the family; 3. Educating mothers: family, school and antenatal education; 4. Pregnancy and childbirth: antenatal care,birth and postnatal care; 5. Experts and childcare 'bibles': mothers and advice literature; 6. Working and caring: women's labour inside and outside the home; 7. Breadwinners and homemakers: ideals of men and women in the family; 8. Conclusions

This book examines women's experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive historical study of the experience of motherhood in the second half of the twentieth century. Motherhood is an area where a number of discourses and practices meet. The book therefore forms a thematic study looking at aspects of mothers' lives such as education, health care, psychology, labour market trends and state intervention. Looking through the prism of motherhood provides a way of understanding the complex social changes that have taken place in the post-war world. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the field of twentieth-century British social history. However it will also be of interest to scholars in related fields and a general readership with an interest in British social history, and the history of family and community in modern Britain.

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Angela Davis is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Warwick

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