ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Education / Research

Making Meaning, Making Motherhood

| £41.87 | €46.71 | Ca$68.28 | Au$67.30
by Kenneth R. Cabell
What is this?DRM-PDF | by download   add to wish list
Making Meaning, Making Motherhood by Kenneth R. Cabell

A volume in Annals of Cultural Psychology Series Editors Carlos Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Giuseppina Marsico, University of Salerno, Italy; and Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University, Denmark This volume is the firstborn of the Annals of Cultural Psychology-- a yearly edited book series in the field of Cultural Psychology. It came into being as there is a need for reflection on "where and what" the discipline needs to further develop, in such a way, the current frontiers and to foster the elaboration of new fruitful ideas. The topic chosen for the first volume is perhaps the most fundamental of all- motherhood. We are all here because at some unspecifiable time in the past, different women labored hard to bring each of us into this World. These women were not thinking of culture, but were just giving birth. Yet by their reproductive success-and years of worry about our growing up-we are now, thankfully to them, in a position to discuss the general notion of motherhood from the angle of cultural psychology. Each person who is born needs a mother-first the real one, and then possibly a myriad of symbolic ones-from "my mother" to "mother superior" to "my motherland". Thus, it is not by coincidence if the first volume of the series is about motherhood. We the editors feel it is the topic that links our existence with one of the universals of human survival as a species. In very general terms what this book aims to do is to question the ontology of Motherhood in favor of an ontogenetic approach to Life's Course, where having a child represents a big transition in a woman's trajectory and where becoming (or not becoming) mother is heuristically more interesting than being a mother. We here present a reticulated work that digs into a cultural phenomenon giving to the readers the clear idea of making motherhood (and not taking for granted motherhood). By looking at absences, shadows and ruptures rather than the normativeness of motherhood, cultural psychology can provide a theoretical model in explaining the cultural multifaceted nature of human activity

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 786493

Ebook Details
Size: 98.9 MB
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781681231426 (DRM-PDF)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Psychology
Nonfiction > Psychology > Social Psychology
Nonfiction > Education > Research

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016