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Berättelser om brist : bloggar om ofrivillig barnlöshet

Bernhardsson, Katarina LU (2015) In LIR journal 5. p.39-58
Abstract
This article studies diary weblogs about involuntary childlessness,

focusing on Swedish contemporary weblogs written by

heterosexual women. The article suggests that the inability to

procreate can be seen as an interruption in the western expectation

of a predictable life course, and explores how the weblog

authors deal with this interruption. The diary weblog is discussed

as a genre and as a form of life writing and pathography,

and different types of writing within the weblogs are discerned.

The article discusses the blogging diarists’ construction of a

new progression in the interruption, through their attempts to

become pregnant, and how they deal... (More)
This article studies diary weblogs about involuntary childlessness,

focusing on Swedish contemporary weblogs written by

heterosexual women. The article suggests that the inability to

procreate can be seen as an interruption in the western expectation

of a predictable life course, and explores how the weblog

authors deal with this interruption. The diary weblog is discussed

as a genre and as a form of life writing and pathography,

and different types of writing within the weblogs are discerned.

The article discusses the blogging diarists’ construction of a

new progression in the interruption, through their attempts to

become pregnant, and how they deal with contemporary Nordic

norms equating childbearing with things like happiness and

life meaning, by striving to live up to the norms and at the

same time questioning them. (Less)
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Life writing, weblogs, diary, pathography, involuntary childlessness, infertility, IVF, family, norms, contemporary Sweden
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39 - 58
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Department of Literature, the History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg
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2001-2489
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Swedish
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heterosexual women. The article suggests that the inability to<br/><br>
procreate can be seen as an interruption in the western expectation<br/><br>
of a predictable life course, and explores how the weblog<br/><br>
authors deal with this interruption. The diary weblog is discussed<br/><br>
as a genre and as a form of life writing and pathography,<br/><br>
and different types of writing within the weblogs are discerned.<br/><br>
The article discusses the blogging diarists’ construction of a<br/><br>
new progression in the interruption, through their attempts to<br/><br>
become pregnant, and how they deal with contemporary Nordic<br/><br>
norms equating childbearing with things like happiness and<br/><br>
life meaning, by striving to live up to the norms and at the<br/><br>
same time questioning them.},
  author       = {Bernhardsson, Katarina},
  issn         = {2001-2489},
  keyword      = {Life writing,weblogs,diary,pathography,involuntary childlessness,infertility,IVF,family,norms,contemporary Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {39--58},
  publisher    = {Department of Literature, the History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg},
  series       = {LIR journal},
  title        = {Berättelser om brist : bloggar om ofrivillig barnlöshet},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2015},
}