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Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Sarah LaChance Adams and Caroline R. Lundquist


In Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering, 16 authors— including both established feminists and some of today's most innovative new scholars— engage in sustained reflections on the experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and mothering, and on the beliefs, customs, and political institutions by which those experiences are informed. Many of the topics in this collection, though familiar, are here taken up in a new way: contributors think beyond the traditional pro-choice/pro-life dichotomy, speak to the manifold nature of mothering by considering the experiences of adop ... More

Keywords: philosophy, feminist theory, pregnancy, childbirth, mothering

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823244607
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah LaChance Adams, editor
University of Wisconsin - Superior

Caroline R. Lundquist, editor
University of Oregon

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PART I The Philosophical Canon

2 Of Courage Born

Kayley Vernallis

3 Original Habitation

Frances Gray

PART II Ethics

Part III Politics

8 The Pro-Choice Pro-Lifer

Bertha Alvarez Manninen

10 Disempowered Women?

Sonya Charles

PART IV Popular Culture

12 Exposing the Breast

Rebecca Tuvel

Part V Feminist Phenomenology

13 The Order of Life

Talia Welsh