Mother Is A Verb: Unconventional Histories of the American Past

Mothering is an activity always undertaken among other activities: visceral, demanding, joyful, mundane.

Lecture Description

We are accustomed to thinking of motherhood as an ideology or an institution, or perhaps mother as an identity or occupation. This lecture explores the many verbs of maternity, to offer a distinctly visceral and intimate history of pregnancy, birth and the encounter with an infant.

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Family Women

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