Pregnant Pictures

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Photography - 263 pages
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In this dazzling collection of over 200 photos of pregnant women taken from art libraries, childbirth manuals, maternity ads, contemporary art, and personal albums, the authors explore the paradox between image and reality. The photos illuminate how society creates feminine roles through the institution of pregnancy-and how women resist such roles.
 

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Contents

The Subject of Pregnancy
1
The Labors of Art
17
Family Photographs and the Pregnant Pose
81
Medical Imaging Pregnancy and the Social Body
105
Promoting Pregnancy Instruction Advertising and Public Policy
151
From Fetal Icon to Pregnant Icon Demi Moore and Clones
195
Pregnant Pictures in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
219
Notes
241
Permissions
251
Index
259
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About the author (2000)

Sandra Matthews is a writer and photographer. Essays of hers have appeared in Afterimage and Exposure, and her photographs have been exhibited internationally. She is also Associate Professor of Film and Photography at Hampshire College.Laura Wexler is Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies at Yale University. She is the author of the forthcoming Tender Violence: Domestic Images in an Age of U.S. Imperialism.

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