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Beyond binaries in motherhood research

Stephens, Julie (2004) Beyond binaries in motherhood research. Family matters (69). pp. 88-93. ISSN 1030-2646

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Much research into motherhood and the family uses qualitative techniques such as focus groups and interviews. However, these methods can serve to reinforce the dominant discourse that focuses on the contradictory demands experienced by mothers who undertake paid employment. The author argues that more creative ways of understanding the mosaic and diverse nature of contemporary motherhood, such as fiction, memoirs and personal narratives, ought to be considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: motherhood, Australia, employment, family, human relations, attitudes
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 14:58
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2011 05:35
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