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The Resource From the womb to the body politic : raising the nation in enlightenment Russia, Anna Kuxhausen

From the womb to the body politic : raising the nation in enlightenment Russia, Anna Kuxhausen

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From the womb to the body politic : raising the nation in enlightenment Russia
Title
From the womb to the body politic
Title remainder
raising the nation in enlightenment Russia
Statement of responsibility
Anna Kuxhausen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Russia during the second half of the eighteenth century, a public conversation emerged that altered perceptions of pregnancy, birth, and early childhood. Children began to be viewed as a national resource, and childbirth heralded new members of the body politic. The exclusively female world of mothers, midwives, and nannies came under the scrutiny of male physicians, state institutions, a host of zealous reformers, and even Empress Catherine the Great. Making innovative use of obstetrical manuals, "belles lettres, " children's primers, and other primary documents from the era, Anna Kuxhausen draws together many discourses--medical, pedagogical, and political--to show the scope and audacity of new notions about childrearing. Reformers aimed to teach women to care for the bodies of pregnant mothers, infants, and children according to medical standards of the Enlightenment. Kuxhausen reveals both their optimism and their sometimes fatal blind spots in matters of implementation. In examining the implication of women in public, even political, roles as agents of state-building and the civilizing process, "From the Womb to the Body Politic" offers a nuanced, expanded view of the Enlightenment in Russia and the ways in which Russians imagined their nation while constructing notions of childhood"--provided by publisher
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuxhausen, Anna
Dewey number
649.1094709033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child rearing
  • Children
  • Russia
Label
From the womb to the body politic : raising the nation in enlightenment Russia, Anna Kuxhausen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17316868
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780299289942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)783862051
Label
From the womb to the body politic : raising the nation in enlightenment Russia, Anna Kuxhausen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17316868
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780299289942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)783862051

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