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Breaks in Unity: The Caesura of Birth

Breaks in Unity: The Caesura of Birth Focused on the Bionian caesura, this paper suggests that the existential caesura of birth always belongs to both mother and infant. During that process of being “born,” the mother, too, experiences a line of breaks—breaks of time and space, of meaning, of continuity, and of boundaries—all related to an emotional and physical reorganization of boundaries and therefore to the unity of the self. This position statement presents the notion of “Breaks in Unity” and discusses the unspoken aspects of childbirth and the transition to motherhood. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Gender and Sexuality Taylor & Francis

Breaks in Unity: The Caesura of Birth

Studies in Gender and Sexuality , Volume 17 (3): 4 – Jul 2, 2016

Breaks in Unity: The Caesura of Birth

Studies in Gender and Sexuality , Volume 17 (3): 4 – Jul 2, 2016

Abstract

Focused on the Bionian caesura, this paper suggests that the existential caesura of birth always belongs to both mother and infant. During that process of being “born,” the mother, too, experiences a line of breaks—breaks of time and space, of meaning, of continuity, and of boundaries—all related to an emotional and physical reorganization of boundaries and therefore to the unity of the self. This position statement presents the notion of “Breaks in Unity” and discusses the unspoken aspects of childbirth and the transition to motherhood.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2016 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1940-9206
eISSN
1524-0657
DOI
10.1080/15240657.2016.1200907
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Abstract

Focused on the Bionian caesura, this paper suggests that the existential caesura of birth always belongs to both mother and infant. During that process of being “born,” the mother, too, experiences a line of breaks—breaks of time and space, of meaning, of continuity, and of boundaries—all related to an emotional and physical reorganization of boundaries and therefore to the unity of the self. This position statement presents the notion of “Breaks in Unity” and discusses the unspoken aspects of childbirth and the transition to motherhood.

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Studies in Gender and SexualityTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 2, 2016

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