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Defining Maternal Studies in Australia: the Birth of a Field


Bueskens, P and Pascoe Leahy, C, Defining Maternal Studies in Australia: the Birth of a Field, Australian Mothering Historical and Sociological Perspectives, Cham, C Pascoe Leahy and P Bueskens (ed), Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-65. ISBN 9783030202668 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-20267-5_2


Australian research and scholarship on mothers, mothering and motherhood developed alongside the changing historical context, reflecting and influencing shifts in the broader Australian society. Sociological and historical scholarship concerning Australian mothers largely developed in parallel across the twentieth century. This research was in dialogue with international, particularly Anglophone, scholarship, but with specifically antipodean inflections. This chapter will trace the development of a distinctively Australian body of maternal scholarship over the past century, tracing transnational influences and interdisciplinary conversations, before analysing key themes across the emergence of the field.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:history, sociology, mother, Australia, maternal
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Pascoe Leahy, C (Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy)
ID Code:148725
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-02-04
Last Modified:2022-07-28

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