Unwomanly conduct : the challenges of intentional childlessness / Carolyn M. Morell.

  • Morell, Carolyn M. (Carolyn Mackelcan), 1942-
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New York : Routledge, 1994.

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xvii, 204 pages ; 23 cm

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This item was donated as part of The Women's Health Library archive held by Wellcome Collection, reference SA/WHL https://wellcomecollection.org/works/fjg4s86y


Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006.
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Preface: A Researcher's Story -- 1. "Why aren't I being the hero?": The Politics of Reproductive Difference -- 2. "I think of myself as a product of the times": Troubling Developments -- 3. "I must admit, I didn't freely admit it": Explaining the Choice -- 4. "She thought I was some kind of ogre that eats children for lunch": Symbolic Politics I -- 5. "The thought, 'will I regret it when I'm old?' is impossible to avoid ... because it's just out there": Symbolic Politics II -- 6. "The contrast between their lives and your life puts a wedge between your friendship": The Social World of Childless Women -- 7. Conclusion.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-195) and index.


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