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Foetal personhood and representations of the absent child in pregnancy loss memorialization

Keane, Helen

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Because mourning and memorializing a miscarriage seems to imply acceptance of foetal personhood, feminists have been reluctant to address the often traumatic but common experience of pregnancy loss. Feminist anthropologists of reproduction have argued that adopting a view of personhood as constructed and negotiated, rather than inherent, solves this dilemma and enables the development of a feminist discourse of pregnancy loss. This article aims to make a critical contribution to such a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55883
Source: Feminist Theory
DOI: 10.1177/1464700109104922

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