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The cultural construction of motherhood : an analysis of women's stories of giving birth (Förlossningsberättelser)

Date: 1.1.1994-
Code: K1621
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Comparative Religion and Folkloristics
Address: Biskopsgatan 10 B, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 464
Fax +358-2-2154 902
E-mail lena.marander@abo.fi
Project leader: FL Lena Marander-Eklund, amanuens (1.1.1994-)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
Finnish funding organizations: Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi forskningsinstitut () FIM 24000
Man months: Totally: 6 months
Partners: Nordiska institutet för folkdiktning "Födsel och föräldrarskap"
Keywords: folksägner, temaintervju, förlossning, kansantarinat, teemahaastattelu, synnytys, förlossningsberättelser, moderskap, narratologi, kvinnoforskning, intervjumetod, stories of child birth, personal experience narratives, motherhood,

A study of how (form-structure) and what (meaning) women tell about their experience of giving birth.What are the central themes in the story, how does it change over time, and how does it reflect motherhood.Interviews are been done with first-time birth-givers.


12.3.1996 / 12.9.1996