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dc.titleReframing motherhood through the culture-centered approach: articulations of agency among young Nepalese women
dc.contributor.authorBasnyat, I.
dc.contributor.authorDutta, M.J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-05T10:00:19Z
dc.date.available2014-05-05T10:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2012-04
dc.identifier.citationBasnyat, I., Dutta, M.J. (2012-04). Reframing motherhood through the culture-centered approach: articulations of agency among young Nepalese women. Health Communication 27 (3) : 273-283. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn10410236
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52040
dc.description.abstractBased upon the culture-centered approach that foregrounds the relevance of interrogating the taken-for-granted assumptions that circulate in the dominant models of health communication on family planning, this article argues that traditional approaches to reproductive health campaigns are concerned with safe motherhood (e.g., fertility, birth spacing, hospital delivery) rather than with the processes through which women construct, negotiate, and maintain meanings of motherhood and health within their cultural contexts. In doing so, this traditional framework leaves out the broader sociocultural, political, and economic contexts of social structures that constrain and enable the possibilities for health in the realm of motherhood. The culture-centered approach notes the erasure of these voices of women from dominant epistemic structures, and seeks to interrupt knowledge production by co-constructing meanings of reproductive health through dialogues with women at the margins. Therefore, in-depth interviews were conducted to centralize experiences of the cultural participants, allowing alternative health meanings to emerge within their local contexts. In particular, highlighting narratives of young Nepalese women living under poverty, we are able to understand how women actively (re)construct meanings of motherhood within their localized cultural spaces. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2011.585444
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA
dc.description.sourcetitleHealth Communication
dc.description.volume27
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page273-283
dc.identifier.isiut000303576000006
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