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Author Eraso, Yolanda.

Title Representing Argentinian mothers : medicine, ideas, and culture in the modern era, 1900-1946 / Yolanda Eraso
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages) : illustrations
Series Clio medica: perspectives in medical humanities ; 92
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 92. 0045-7183
Contents Introduction -- Part I. The medical record: 1. Mothers and the first medical concerns -- 2. Towards a taxonomy of maternal bodies: biotypology, eugenics and Argentine nationalism (1930-1946) -- Part II. The textual record: 3. The Catholic press and the strategic uses of the Marian cult -- 4. The liberal press and the political uses of the maternal -- 5. Fictionalised mothers: absence, fear, and rebellion in literary representations -- Part III. The visual record: 6. Photojournalism and the question of maternal visualisation before the technologies of visualisation -- 7. The subjectivity of the mother according to the artistic gaze -- Epilogue
Summary 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 PerĂ³n, 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.--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Maternal health services -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Motherhood -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Mothers -- Argentina.
Maternal Welfare -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Maternal Health Services -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9401209618 (E-Book)
9789401209618 (E-Book)