Maria Sophia Quine

Nicola Pende, the arch-typical bio-medically driven scientist and policy-maker, whose science of biotypology aimed first and foremost to increase fecundity through endocrinology, has been depicted as a proponent of ‘nationalistic-spiritualistic racism’ (whatever that really means). 8 Scholars have

Representing Argentinian Mothers

Medicine, Ideas and Culture in the Modern Era, 1900-1946

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Yolanda Eraso

Motherhood holds a special place in Argentinian culture. Representing Argentinian Mothers examines the historical intersections of medicine and culture that have underpinned the representations of motherhood during the first half of the twentieth century. From the emergence of a medicalised maternal figure at the beginning of the century to the appearance of a new, politicised mother-figure by the time of Eva Perón, the contentious representations of motherhood constitute a privileged viewpoint to explore the tensions and conflicts underlying the country’s modernisation process. At the core of the analysis is an evaluation of the way in which medical representations of motherhood have been implicated, confirmed or contested in other significant areas of the social and cultural fields.
Through detailed examination of a rich selection of sources including medical texts, newspapers, novels, photojournalism, and paintings, Representing Argentinian Mothers adopts an interdisciplinary approach and an innovative framework based on categories and notions drawn from the History of Ideas and Cultural History. By enquiring about the influence of medicine in the field of ideas, beliefs and images, Yolanda Eraso elaborates new insights to understand their interaction, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Medical Humanities.

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Paula Lucía Aguilar

name of Asociación Argentina de Biotipología, Eugenesia y Medicina Social (Argentine Association of Biotypology, Eugenics, and Social Medicine). 56 Labour legislation passed during the 1930s sought to improve the conditions of motherhood and to normalize those trends condemned by pro-natalists (such

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Cristiana Schettini

himself was a member of the Argentinian Society of Biotypology, Eugenics, and Social Medicine. The 1936 law made provisions for coercive mechanisms aimed at preventing the spread of venereal diseases. It made prenuptial medical certificates compulsory for young men, with medical treatment and obligatory

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Cristiana Schettini

himself was a member of the Argentinian Society of Biotypology, Eugenics, and Social Medicine. The 1936 law made provisions for coercive mechanisms aimed at preventing the spread of venereal diseases. It made prenuptial medical certificates compulsory for young men, with medical treatment and obligatory