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Title:
ANALYSING MOTHER AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOOD PRACTICED IN A BENGALI FAMILY IN KOLKATA

Authors:
Soumya Narayan Datta

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Soumya Narayan Datta
Guest lecturer, Department of Sociology Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah, West Bengal

MLA 8
Datta, Soumya Narayan. "ANALYSING MOTHER AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOOD PRACTICED IN A BENGALI FAMILY IN KOLKATA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 3983-3988, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=280. Accessed Aug. 2018.
APA
Datta, S. (2018, August). ANALYSING MOTHER AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOOD PRACTICED IN A BENGALI FAMILY IN KOLKATA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(8), 3983-3988. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=280
Chicago
Datta, Soumya Narayan. "ANALYSING MOTHER AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOOD PRACTICED IN A BENGALI FAMILY IN KOLKATA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 8 (August 2018), 3983-3988. Accessed August, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=280.

References
[1]. Aksit, E.E. (2010). Scientific Motherhood. In Andrea O'Reilly (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Motherhood (Vol.3, pp. 1103-1104). Retrieved from http://www.sk.sagepub.com
[2]. Sardadvar, K. (2010). Social Construction of Motherhood. In Andrea O'Reilly (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Motherhood (Vol.3, pp.1133-1135). Retrieved from http://www. sk.sagepub.com

Abstract:
Scientific motherhood refers to a practice of mothering informed by expert knowledge. The practice evolved as medicine and science replaced other traditionally feminine domains of knowledge including practices related to fertility and birth. The movement to scientific motherhood redefined the child and child raising and also altered women's identities from producers to consumers of mothering knowledge. This paper tries to focus on the aspects of changes involved in the practice of this kind of motherhood that has lead to development of the terminology of scientific motherhood in accordance with varying circumstances occurring within the domestic sphere in Kolkata. Therefore this research is an attempt to define the newly constructed mother that has shifted from the traditional ways of mothering.