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A Womb with a View: America's Growing Public Interest in Pregnancy Hardcover – January 9, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1440828096 ISBN-10: 1440828091 Edition: 1st
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• Provides accessible, engaging information that will interest general readers as well as expectant mothers or friends and family members, as well as students and researchers in women's health and mental health fields

• Offers a combination of history and present-day examples drawn from popular culture to demonstrate changes in pregnancy over time

• Features anecdotes from pregnant women and television and film images that illustrate a culture fascinated by pregnancy

• Discusses an everyday subject from perspectives most people have not considered

• Reflects on how changing notions of pregnancy impact women's reproductive rights, views on fatherhood, and relationships to the fetus

"Tropp expands her analysis beyond the pregnant woman, arguing that cultural and market forces like reality television, pregnancy blogs, and the pregnancy advice market have created 'pregnancy voyeurs' who maintain the publicity of pregnancy through their spectatorship (p. 50). A Womb with a View does an excellent job of accounting for the multiplicity of actors invested in pregnancies and gives a great deal of attention to fathers' roles in public pregnancies. . . . [H]er critical analysis of pregnancy's publicity, her use of culturally relevant examples and her clear and accessible language make this text a valuable resource for students in media studies, women's and gender studies, and cultural studies."


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Pregnancy—and society's views about it—have changed drastically in the last half-century. Once a private, personal experience, the word "pregnancy" was considered inappropriate to be uttered within the popular 1950s TV show I Love Lucy. Today pregnancy is a celebrated spectacle where husbands and family are invited into the birthing room, and friends can even follow via social media. One aspect of pregnancy remains the same, however: it is life-changing for everyone involved.


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