We know that the lived experiences of women change when children are introduced. In this Social Science Bites podcast, Sociologist Ann Oakley discusses her research into the experiences of women and childbirth.
The interview covers a vast array of issues, including the responsibilities of researchers related to ethics, and really highlights the importance for medical systems as well as government agencies to listen to women and learn from their experiences.
Help with terms and concepts:
- Open Sociology Dictionary: Gender, ‘Doing Gender’ and Feminism
- Global Social Theory: Feminism and the Coloniality of Gender
- Ann Oakley’s website
- This Presentation at The University of Edinburgh on “The Invention of Gender: Social Facts and Imagined Worlds”
- Writing Fiction as a Sociologist: An Interview with Ann Oakley