Fra cavoli e cicogne. Il parto e il corpo della donna fra ricostruzione storica e immaginario popolare

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Between cabbages and storks. Childbirth and the woman's body between historical reconstruction and popular imagery

I. Mattioni, Elisa Mazzella*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] In the first part, the essay reconstructs the history of motherhood by focusing on the evolution of concept of female body and fetus over time. How the birth took place and what were the female figures present before the breakout of official medicine? The second part of the article instead deals with the conception of the woman's body and childbirth in the popular imagination. In this case the fairy tales, novels, i proverbs, common beliefs, toys and sex education manuals are used as sources historical
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Between cabbages and storks. Childbirth and the woman's body between historical reconstruction and popular imagery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)255-271
Number of pages17
JournalNUOVA SECONDARIA
VolumeXXXIX
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corpo
  • Donna
  • Fiabe
  • Nascita
  • Parto

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