"Обязательное материнство": репродуктивное тело женщины как объект государственного регулирования (на материале газеты "Советская Белоруссия")
"Compulsory Motherhood": The Female Reproductive Body as Regulated by the State (Based in the Analysis of Newspaper Sovetskaia Belorussiia)

Author(s): Tatiana Shchurko
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Центр независимых социологических исследований (ЦНСИ)
Keywords: Female Body; Reproduction; Family-Demographic Discourse; Medical Discourse; Compulsory Motherhood; "Normative" Motherhood

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the body as a social construct that includes and expresses power and gender relations. The author describes how the female body is constructed as primarily a reproductive body through various disciplinary practices and biopolitics. To analyze official discourse that constructs the reproductive female body, the author turns to the newspaper Sovetskaia Belorussiia. The repoductive female body is constructed in the newspaper through a variety of discourses that legitimize some norms and practices and pathologize others.

  • Issue Year: 4/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 69-90
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Russian