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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:01:07 -0500
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New, just published, but probably not going to be that popular in 
Hartland. Received as part of a consulting deal.

A Womb with a View: America's Growing Public Interest in Pregnancy 
Laura Tropp Ph.D. (Author)


In the 21st century, pregnancy is more than a biological event—it's a 
cultural phenomenon. A Womb with a View: America's Growing Public 
Interest in Pregnancy addresses how media influence and changes in 
society have exposed and commoditized pregnancy like never before, while 
technology has enabled us to share, record, and preserve all aspects of 
the pregnancy experience.

Each chapter of the book focuses on an aspect of the pregnancy 
experience, including efforts to peer in and bond with the fetus, the 
various ways of obtaining advice, the evolving role of expectant 
fathers, how pregnancy is depicted and treated in popular culture, and 
branding and marketing to pregnant couples. Interviews with those 
marketing products and services to pregnant women reveal how pregnancy 
is now "big business," while real-life stories from pregnant women and 
images from television and film serve to illustrate our culture's 
fascination with pregnancy.

John Clark-Hartland Public Library

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