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Real DeceptionsThe Contemporary Reinvention of Realism$
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Jennifer Friedlander

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190676124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.001.0001

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“Something I Can’t Quite Articulate”

“Something I Can’t Quite Articulate”

Breastfeeding and the Real

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(p.91) Chapter 7 “Something I Can’t Quite Articulate”
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Real Deceptions
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Jennifer Friedlander

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0008

This chapter extends explorations of representations of the human body into an examination of two prominent discursive sites concerning contemporary practices of breastfeeding, the US government’s 2004 National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign and La Leche League International. It suggests, against expectation, that Hannah Rosin’s controversial piece in The Atlantic, “The Case Against Breastfeeding,” (2009) might turn out to provide one of the most compelling public accounts of how breastfeeding can be appreciated for its engagement with the Real. Here, rather than in an overt engagement with reality and deception, we encounter the way in which the Real haunts accounts of the body that aim to firmly ground themselves within the Symbolic realm (the national campaign) and the Imaginary realm (La Leche).

Keywords:   Hanna Rosin, “breast is best”, National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign, La Leche League International, Joan Copjec

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