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dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, Sharon E.
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Margaret Kjerstin
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:13:10Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:13:10Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationBaldwin, M. K. (2004). Performing pregnancy: towards understanding the pregnancy experience of physically active women (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/20710en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0494038497en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41794
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 161-171en
dc.description.abstractThe construction of pregnancy, predominantly based in a privileged medical discourse, seems to be inadequate for explaining pregnant women's experiences, particularly physically active women. It specifically fails to account for the situatedness of pregnant women and the impact of pregnancy on their identities and lives. This interpretative investigation was undertaken to create conversational space between existing discourses and physically active women to better understand their experiences of pregnancy. Using a hermeneutic approach, this co-constructive process was guided by postmodernist perspectives, specifically Judith Butler's (1990) concept of gender performativity, as well as the lived experience of the researcher as both a mother and physically active pregnant woman. Eleven conversations with six physically active women illuminated their lived experiences in pregnancy. The different discourses contributing to active women's performance of pregnancy and the impact that these discourses had on these women were explored. The hermeneutic interpretation of all these conversations, in conjunction with existing discourses, led to the consideration of different ways of performing pregnancy for physically active women and to the opening up of the script for further conversation. Consideration was also given to the implications arising from this research experience that may influence future research, counselling practice, and daily living.en
dc.format.extentvii, 184 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titlePerforming pregnancy: towards understanding the pregnancy experience of physically active women
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/20710
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 B355en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.additionalcopy370 EDC 2004 BAL (Doucette)en
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1488 520492005


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.