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The mediation of childbirth: ‘Joyful’ birthing and strategies of silencing on a Facebook discussion group

Das, Ranjana (2017) The mediation of childbirth: ‘Joyful’ birthing and strategies of silencing on a Facebook discussion group European Journal of Cultural Studies.

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Abstract

The mediation of parenting has recently occupied sociologists, media, communication and cultural studies scholars alike. This paper locates itself within this developing strand of research, as it explores discourses of intensive motherhood on a Facebook discussion group providing support and advice for a specific approach to and philosophy of childbirth. Presenting findings from an analysis of main posts and comments made on them, I tease out the brighter and darker sides of the performance of motherhood in anticipation of birth, on social media, reading these against discussions about the self-managing, intensive mother responsible for making the very best decisions for her child.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Das, Ranjanar.das@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 22 September 2017
Identification Number : 10.1177/1367549417722094
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : Childbirth, digital, mediation, mothering, users
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 05 Jul 2017 13:27
Last Modified : 26 Sep 2017 08:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841569

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