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Lovely Mothers. Woman. Body. Subjectivity

Jana Kukaine

In her book the art critic and feminist Jana Kukaine investigates how the concept of motherhood and femininity is being constructed in today’s society.

My book is a journey through the woman’s body, paying especial attention to the territories of motherhood. Sexuality, menstruations, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation are only some of the themes which I have dealt with. My aim was to do away with the prejudices, myths and romantic beautifications connected with these themes. My tools are feministic theory and today’s (mainly Latvian) contemporary art, which includes the issues related to maternity in the sphere of its artistic studies.

Jana Kukaine

 

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Feminine genealogy. Separation and convergence. (In English)

Lovely Mothers. Woman. Body. Subjectivity

2016
In Latvian
Design: Ingrīda Pičukāne
240 pp., paperback, ISBN 978-9934-512-97-1

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