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GRADVOHL, Silvia Mayumi Obana; OSIS, Maria José Duarte  and  MAKUCH, Maria Yolanda. Motherhood and mothering forms since the middle ages to the present. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp. 55-62. ISSN 1679-494X.

Traditionally motherhood and mothering are seen as resulting from biological and affective relations between mother and son. Today, with the advancement of reproductive technologies and new family configurations observed the development of new sources of motherhood and maternal bonds questioning the biological and gender roles in the care of child. The reflection on the social construction of motherhood and mothering over time can encourage discussion about the demands of new family configurations. The purpose of this article is a reflection on the different values of motherhood and the various forms of mothering since the Middle Ages to the present, in western societies.

Keywords : Maternity; Mothering; Woman.

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