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GENDERED SPACES AND INTIMATE CITIZENSHIP: THE CASE OF BREASTFEEDING
Monitoring Parents: Childrearing in the Age of ‘Intensive Parenting' (2007)
  • Lisa Smyth, Queen's University Belfast
Abstract

This paper situates breastfeeding politics in the context of intimate citizenship (Plummer 2003), where women’s capability to care (Nussbaum 1995) in a range of social spaces is at stake. Drawing on the work of Lefebvre (1991) and Fenster (2005), the paper considers the extent to which recent breastfeeding promotion work by the Health Promotion Agency in Northern Ireland has sought to reconceive of social spaces in ways which have the potential to improve intimate citizenship for breastfeeding women.

Keywords
  • Breastfeeding; Health Promotion; Northern Ireland; Intimate Citizenship; Capabilities; Gender; Space.
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Lisa Smyth. "GENDERED SPACES AND INTIMATE CITIZENSHIP: THE CASE OF BREASTFEEDING" Monitoring Parents: Childrearing in the Age of ‘Intensive Parenting' (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_smyth/8/