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Romanticism, Maternity, and the Body Politic

Romanticism, Maternity, and the Body Politic by Julie Kipp
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In Romanticism, Maternity, and the Body Politic, Julie Kipp examines Romantic writers' treatments of motherhood and maternal bodies in the context of the legal, medical, educational and socioeconomic debates about motherhood so popular during the period. She argues that these discussions turned the physical processes associated with mothering into matters of national importance. The privately shared space signified by the womb or the maternal breast were made public by the widespread interest in the workings of the maternal body. These private spaces evidenced for writers of the period the radical exposure of mother and child to one another - for good or ill. Kipp's primary concern is to underline the ways that writers used representations of mother-child bonds as ways of naturalizing, endorsing and critiquing Enlightenment constructions of interpersonal and intercultural relations. This fascinating literary and cultural study will appeal to all scholars of Romanticism.
Cambridge University Press; August 2003
258 pages; ISBN 9780511058608
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Title: Romanticism, Maternity, and the Body Politic
Author: Julie Kipp
 
ISBNs
0511058608
9780511058608
9780521814553