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'A more careful tender nurse cannot be than my dear husband': Reassessing the role of men in pregnancy and childbirth in Ulster, c. 1780-1838.

Calvert, Leanne (2016) 'A more careful tender nurse cannot be than my dear husband': Reassessing the role of men in pregnancy and childbirth in Ulster, c. 1780-1838. Journal of Family History, 42 (1). pp. 22-36. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/0363199016681611

Abstract

Childbirth is generally viewed as a female activity, which had little participation from men. Drawing largely on the papers of the Crawford family, this article offers an alternative to the traditional picture of childbirth. It argues that men (as husbands, brothers and fathers) were not only interested in pregnancy and childbirth, but that they also played an active role in these events . It also explores the roles played by men in domestic medicine, and argues that the gendered boundaries of the family were not as fixed as they appear.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Men. Gender. Family. Pregnancy. Childbirth.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
ID Code:36192
Deposited By: Dr Leanne Calvert
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 22:07
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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