Yolanda Eraso

Representing Argentinian Mothers

Medicine, Ideas and Culture in the Modern Era, 1900-1946

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    Auteur Yolanda Eraso
    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
    Distributeur Association de Boccard

    Motherhood holds a special place in Argentinian culture. Representing Argentinian Mothers examines the historical intersections of medicine and culture that have underpinned the representations of motherhood during the first half of the twentieth century. From the emergence of a medicalised maternal figure at the beginning of the century to the appearance of a new, politicised mother-figure by the time of Eva Perón, the contentious representations of motherhood constitute a privileged viewpoint to explore the tensions and conflicts underlying the country’s modernisation process. At the core of the analysis is an evaluation of the way in which medical representations of motherhood have been implicated, confirmed or contested in other significant areas of the social and cultural fields. Through detailed examination of a rich selection of sources including medical texts, newspapers, novels, photojournalism, and paintings, Representing Argentinian Mothers adopts an interdisciplinary approach and an innovative framework based on categories and notions drawn from the History of Ideas and Cultural History. By enquiring about the influence of medicine in the field of ideas, beliefs and images, Yolanda Eraso elaborates new insights to understand their interaction, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Medical Humanities.

    Contents Abbreviations List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction The Medical Record Mothers and the First Medical Concerns Towards a Taxonomy of Maternal Bodies: Biotypology, Eugenics and Argentine Nationalism (1930-1946) The Textual Record The Catholic Press and the Strategic Uses of the Marian Cult The Liberal Press and the Political Uses of the Maternal Fictionalised Mothers: Absence, Fear, and Rebellion in Literary Representations The Visual Record Photojournalism and the Question of Maternal Visualisation before the Technologies of Visualisation The Subjectivity of the Mother According to the Artistic Gaze Epilogue Sources and Select Bibliography Index

    Yolanda Eraso is Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. She has published on various aspects of the social history of medicine and on contemporary issues in health policy.

    Livre Relié
    Date de parution 2013-01-01
    Nbr Pages Arabes 294
    Collection Clio Medica/The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine
    ISBN 13 978-90-420-3704-5
    Type Nom