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Symbolic patterns of childbirth, Anja Hänsch

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Symbolic patterns of childbirth
Title
Symbolic patterns of childbirth
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Anja Hänsch
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Language
eng
Summary
This study investigates long-lasting cultural constructions of childbirth. Four symbolic patterns of childbirth emerge from the analysis of a variety of texts ranging from myths, philosophy, literature and religion to ethics of modern medicine. On a symbolic level "The Supremacy of the Male" attributes the coming into existence of a child primarily to male "pro-creation." "The Supremacy of the Female", contrarily, relates childbirth to conception, pregnancy and giving birth on part of the woman. "Theoretical, Spiritual and Political Natality versus Childbirth" pictures childbirth as lower in value as the realms of ideas, religion, the political or the arts. In contrast to this, "Harmony between Spiritual/Theoretical Natality and Childbirth" shows that spiritual birth and childbirth can also be intertwined. It is argued that different symbolic patterns of childbirth may imply different gender relations and different views on "life" in general. The theoretical part of the book is based on Hannah Arendt's philosophy of natality and on Martin Heidegger whose ideas on death are used for a philosophical conception of the woman giving birth. --
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Hänsch, Anja
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non fiction
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  • Childbirth
  • Childbirth
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Symbolic patterns of childbirth, Anja Hänsch
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Control code
ocn942839282
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9783039104321
Lccn
2016930791
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)942839282
Label
Symbolic patterns of childbirth, Anja Hänsch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn942839282
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9783039104321
Lccn
2016930791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)942839282

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