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Title: Pengorbanan Seorang Ibu: Exploring the Sacrifices Within the Maternal Careers of Singaporean Malay Women
Authors: SHARIFAH HUSEINAH BTE S A L MADIHID
Keywords: sacrifice, malay women, maternal career, maternity
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2014
Citation: SHARIFAH HUSEINAH BTE S A L MADIHID (2014-09-29). Pengorbanan Seorang Ibu: Exploring the Sacrifices Within the Maternal Careers of Singaporean Malay Women. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There exists a dominant discourse on the ideal Malay Muslim maternal mother. On the other hand, much of the research on Malay maternity deals with how different structural forces such as Islam, medicine and adat together with their agents have come to shape women?s maternity experiences. Thus, the voices of Malay women were largely not in the purview of research on Malay maternity. This study then aims to expand the scholarship through interviewing Malay women who are currently or have recently undergone the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum/confinement period. By placing Malay women?s narratives as the focus of the research, I explore what are Malay women?s maternal experiences in light of a dominant discourse on the ideal Malay mother. I found that my informants adopted the dominant discourse on the ideal Malay mother. They viewed themselves as primarily responsible for the successful growth of a healthy baby. Their status as good mothers was determined by this. They then train their bodies to meet this ideal. Central throughout the maternal experience is the acts of sacrifice which facilitates the women?s objective to become virtuous, good Muslim mothers. Therefore, in order to be the ideal good Malay Muslim mother, my informants have to transform their bodily performance into one that is reflective of a sacrificing mother. It is within these bodily acts of sacrifice that my informants? agentive capacities are revealed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/119806
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