Blogging the Maternal: Self-Representations of the Pregnant and Postpartum Body

  • Lesley Husbands Concordia University, prior to returning to graduate school, worked for several years in the multimedia industry as a graphic designer and copywriter. She currently resides in Montreal with her two daughters.

Abstract

This paper analyzes how dominant media images of the pregnant and postpartum body contribute to women's self-perceptions and it evaluates how the content of the blog reflects, reinforces (inadvertently) and challenges Western cultural understandings of pregnancy and mothering. Résumé Cet article analyse les images dominates des media du corps de la femme enceinte etdu corps postpartum contribuent aux perceptions que les femmes ont d'elles-même et évalue comment le contenu du blog reflète, renforce par mégarde et met au dé fi les connaissances de la culture occidentale de la grossesse et du maaternage.
Published
2008-09-09