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Social Support and Motherhood: The Natural History of a Research Project

Ann Oakley


Drawing on vast experience as an academic researcher and writer, the author develops a sociology of the research process itself, telling the story of how a research project is undertaken and what happens during it, to both researchers and those who are researched. The book focuses on a topic of great importance in the provision of health services — caring and social support. Setting neglect of this topic in the wider context of an ongoing crisis in gendering knowledge, this book is now reissued for a contemporary audience. It has much resonance for social science researchers and others interes ... More

Keywords: research process, research project, health services, social support, care support, mothers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447349457
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447349457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Oakley, author
UCL Institute of Education