The complex and contradictory emotional paths to parenthood

Michaels, P and Kokanovic, R 2018, 'The complex and contradictory emotional paths to parenthood' in Renata Kokanović, Paula A. Michaels and Kate Johnston-Ataata (ed.) Paths to Parenthood: Emotions on the Journey through Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Parenting, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-17.


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Title The complex and contradictory emotional paths to parenthood
Author(s) Michaels, P
Kokanovic, R
Year 2018
Title of book Paths to Parenthood: Emotions on the Journey through Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Parenting
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Renata Kokanović, Paula A. Michaels and Kate Johnston-Ataata
Start page 1
End page 17
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary Human reproduction is a biosocial experience. The path to parenthood cannot be traversed independent of the social, cultural, economic, and legal contexts in which it takes places. Those structures condition gender roles that find expression in courtship, marriage, family life, and work. The last century has witnessed imbricated social and technological changes that have given rise to unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen tensions. This chapter sets the stage for Path to Parenthoods exploration of the complex and contradictory emotions that women and men weather on the journey through pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. The chapter explains the narrative study that forms the foundation of each chapters analysis, the scholarly literature within which they sit, how they are organised, and what this books unique contributions are.
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2018
Keyword(s) Pregnancy
Childbirth
Parenthood
Emotions
Narrative
Motherhood
Fatherhood
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-981-13-0143-8_1
ISBN 9789811301438
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