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    #regrettingmotherhood in germany: Feminism, motherhood, and culture

    Heffernan, Valerie and Stone, Katherine (2021) #regrettingmotherhood in germany: Feminism, motherhood, and culture. Signs, 46 (2). pp. 337-360. ISSN 0097-9740

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    In April 2015, Orna Donath’sSignsarticle“Regretting Motherhood: ASociopolitical Analysis”provoked a storm of controversy in mainstreamand social media in Germany that continues to resonate. The #regretting-motherhood debate—so called because of tweets using the English-languagehashtag to highlight their contribution—illustrates the intense public interestin motherhood in contemporary Germany. Our article analyzes the debatewithin the German context and uses the controversy to raise broader ques-tions about the impact of maternal myths on women’s experiences and fertil-ity decisions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: motherhood; regret; ambivalence; contemporary German culture;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 13763
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    Depositing User: Valerie Heffernan
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 10:25
    Journal or Publication Title: Signs
    Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    Refereed: Yes

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