Examining the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding, this book states that late eighteenth century practices reshaped mothers' bodies. As a result, it is difficult for them to establish and maintain healthy and safe boundaries and appropriate divisions between public and private space.
Rebecca Kukla is an associate professor of philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as well as an affiliated associate professor at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. From 2003-2005, she was a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at The Johns Hopkins University. She is the editor of Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy (2006), as well as the author of numerous articles and book chapters.
Rowman & Littlefield
Date of Publication
Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities