Making ‘Postmodern’ Mothers

Pregnant Embodiment, Baby Bumps and Body Image

  • Meredith Nash

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Meredith Nash
    Pages 1-10
  3. Meredith Nash
    Pages 11-22
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    Pages 23-40
  5. Meredith Nash
    Pages 41-61
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    Pages 62-83
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    Pages 84-130
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    Pages 131-167
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    Pages 168-202
  10. Meredith Nash
    Pages 203-207
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 208-247

About this book


Based on interviews with pregnant women, this book provides a multi-disciplinary empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it relates to wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, 'fitness', 'fat', celebrity and motherhood.


feminism gender Image sociology women

Authors and affiliations

  • Meredith Nash
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34713-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29215-5
  • About this book