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MOURA, Solange Maria Sobottka Rolim de  and  ARAUJO, Maria de Fátima. The maternity in history and the history of the maternal care. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.1, pp. 44-55. ISSN 1414-9893.

In this article it is discussed the naturalization of concepts and practices related to maternity and to maternal care, associating their social construction to the modifications family has gone through, in Europe and Brazil, since the transformations that allowed the modern States arrangement and followed the installation of the bourgeois economical order. It is focused the way medical speech collaborated in the promotion of new types of familiar relationship in support of specific characteristics to the maternal function, detaching the partnership of Medicine as well as Psychology in the institution of the new arrangement that the subjective processes have assumed nowadays.

Keywords : Maternity; Family; Modernity; Psychology.

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