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Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in premodern South Asian Buddhism, drawing primarily on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. It argues that Buddhism in India ... More


Introduction: Safe Haven Laws Are Not Only About Saving Babies

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the social politics of legal infant abandonment in advocacy and media discourses surrounding safe haven laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn legally and anonymously ... More


Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Sarah LaChance Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad” or “bad.” Maternal love is a ... More


Girls at Risk of Dumping Their Newborns

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines representations of pregnant women who cope with “unwanted newborns,” as seen in infant abandonment prevention advocacy, safe haven legal advocacy, and media coverage of women ... More


Reinforcing Each Other and a Normative View of Nature

Marga Vicedo

in The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226020556
eISBN:
9780226020693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020693.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how John Bowlby and Konrad Lorenz supported each other, creating an impression of interdisciplinary strength and providing legitimacy to their views on children's needs for ... More


Gender

Robyn Ferrell

in Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the point of desert women's painting is to “make a mark.” These marks are designed to generate the experience of the ancestors' actions, keeping the continuity of the ... More


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