In Sheila Lintott & Maureen Sander-Staudt (eds.), Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering: Maternal Subjects. Routledge. pp. 79-90 (2011)

Authors
Sherri Irvin
University of Oklahoma
Abstract
I discuss two interrelated ways in which disgust functions in motherhood. First, relaxation of the mother’s sense of disgust allows her to nurture her child more effectively. Second, others’ responses of disgust are used to enforce social norms regarding the “good” mother. If the mother acquiesces, she must continually monitor and tidy her child, which may interfere with the child’s exploration of the world. If she does not, she is subject to ongoing signs that she is flawed or failing as a mother.
Keywords social norms  disgust  baby  motherhood  parenting  sexism  everyday aesthetics  body aesthetics  somaesthetics  feminist aesthetics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (3):217–225.
Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (3):217-225.
Fear and Disgust: the Sublime and the Sublate.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2009 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 250 (4):367-379.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics. [REVIEW]Filippo Contesi - 2012 - British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (1):113-116.
Korsmeyer on Fiction and Disgust.Filippo Contesi - 2015 - British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (1):109-116.
Feminism: Feminisms and Tradition.Peg Zeglin Brand Weiser - 2014 - In Michael Kelly (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press. pp. 22-26.
Il Disgusto Nel Secolo Dei Lumi.Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis - 2013 - Lebenswelt: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Experience 3:156-174.
A Danger to a Just Society? A Holistic view on Disgust.Marco Tedeschini - 2020 - Lebenswelt. Aesthetics and Philosophy of Experience 15:90-113.
Disgust and Aesthetics.Carolyn Korsmeyer - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (11):753-761.
Aesthetics and the Private Realm.Sherri Irvin - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (2):226-230.
On the Good Life of Disgust. L’Ésthetique du Stercoraire and the Postmodern Society.Marco Tedeschini - 2013 - Lebenswelt: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Experience 3:200-225.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-12-23

Total views
53 ( #213,841 of 2,504,871 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
53 ( #16,131 of 2,504,871 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes