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Breasted experiences in pregnancy: an examination through photographs


Nash, M, Breasted experiences in pregnancy: an examination through photographs, Visual Studies, 29, (1) pp. 40-53. ISSN 1472-586X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1472586X.2014.862992


Drawing on qualitative data from a sample of pregnant women in Hobart, Australia this article uses ‘feminist’ ‘memory work’ and the ‘photovoice’ method as frames for discussing the ways in which interviews and participant produced photographs may be used to trace and understand pregnant embodiment. I argue that digital photographs taken by women during pregnancy can reveal important information about how they negotiate their own experiences of breastedness and wearing maternity underwear over time. Here, the concept of ‘breastedness’ itself is expanded as women’s individual embodied experiences of pregnancy are reflected in the production and viewing of their own photographic images.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social theory
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
ID Code:90350
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-04-01
Last Modified:2016-10-13

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