Autonomous Motherhood?: A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and by Susan B. Boyd,Dorothy E. Chunn,Fiona Kelly,Wanda Wiegers PDF

By Susan B. Boyd,Dorothy E. Chunn,Fiona Kelly,Wanda Wiegers

Since the tip of the second one global struggle, expanding numbers of ladies have made up our minds to develop into moms with out proceeding the organic father or a accomplice to take part in parenting. Many conceive through donor insemination or undertake; others develop into pregnant after a quick sexual courting and choose to dad or mum alone.

Using a feminist socio-legal framework, Autonomous Motherhood? probes basic assumptions in the legislation in regards to the nature of kin and parenting. Drawing on various empirical proof, together with legislative historical past, case stories, and interviews with unmarried moms, the authors finish that whereas girls may perhaps now have the commercial and social freedom to mother or father on my own, they need to nonetheless negotiate a socio-legal framework that implies their selection is going opposed to the pursuits of society, fatherhood, and children.

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