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    On the Margins of Motherhood: Choosing to Be Child-Free in Lucie Joubert’s L’Envers du landau (2010)


    Rodgers, Julie (2018) On the Margins of Motherhood: Choosing to Be Child-Free in Lucie Joubert’s L’Envers du landau (2010). Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (1). pp. 75-96. ISSN 0957-4042

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    Abstract

    Voluntarily choosing not to have children is increasingly becoming a preferred life option in contemporary society. Yet there remains an inherent suspicion and pitying of women who do not follow what is still perceived, despite several waves of feminism, as their biological destiny. Such choices are considered ‘unspeakable’ by the dominant pronatalist discourse that currently presides in western advanced-capitalist society. This article attempts to challenge and reverse prescribed beliefs about motherhood and create a textual space for those who have been denigrated for choosing not to become mothers

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: French Canadian literature; Lucie Joubert; motherhood; pro-natalism; voluntary childlessness;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 13038
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09574042.2018.1425537
    Depositing User: Julie Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 16:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Women: A Cultural Review
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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