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Дискурсивное производство социального неравенства материнства

Шпаковская Л. Л.

The aim of the article is to outline theoretical directions of maternity analysis on the base of reflexive modernization, discourse, biopower, management and class, and to offer the aspects of their use when studying maternity in Russia. The questions discussed are about how maternity is produced discursively, what the base for modern Western and Russian normative construct of maternity is, being broadcast in Mass Media. Sociological approaches towards maternity class aspects analysis connected with the idea that knowledge and the ways of its consumption and use are distributed unequally in the social space, and with the fact that symbolic practices (including maternity) representations of different classes have different moral evaluations. In the article the potential of analytical approaches usage for maternity study in Russia is discussed.