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Maternal ambivalence in contemporary Australia: navigating equity and care

Garvan, Joan Frances


The thesis argues that an important step in an agenda calling for change is a re-signification of the mother–infant connection from a role to a relationship so as to embed the subject position of the woman-as-mother and enhance her reflexive stance. It identifies intersections between structure and agency as played out in the lives of a small group of women in the early years after the birth of their first child. It contributes to a call for transformational change so as to accommodate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-11-18T03:55:43Z
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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