Of Woman Born Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Of Woman Born  Motherhood as Experience and Institution Author Adrienne Rich
ISBN-10 9780393348101
Release 1995-04-17
Pages 352
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Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance.



Of Woman Born

Of Woman Born Author Adrienne Rich
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040953825
Release 1986
Pages 322
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The author reexamines her own experiences as a woman and mother, discusses the potential relationship between women and reproduction, and analyzes the assumptions, stereotypes, and restrictions of a patriarchal society



Of Woman Born

Of Woman Born Author Adrienne Rich
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003225146
Release 1976
Pages 318
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The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance.



From Motherhood to Mothering

From Motherhood to Mothering Author Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9780791484135
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 261
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Explores how Rich's work has influenced feminist scholarship on motherhood.



Motherhood

Motherhood Author Marie Porter
ISBN-10 UVA:X004903855
Release 2005
Pages 300
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Motherhood: Power and Oppression expands the scholarship on motherhood from a feminist perspective, examining particularly how motherhood is simultaneously a site of power and of oppression. The collection draws on psychological, historical, sociological, literary, and cultural approaches to inquiry. It includes methodology and theory from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives: qualitative, quantitative, corporeal, legal, religious, fictional, mythological, dramatic and action research, and feminist research and practice. The book would be of interest to the many scholars who teach and carry out research on motherhood and on the family, as well in the more general fields of women's studies and cultural studies.



Mother Reader

Mother Reader Author Moyra Davey
ISBN-10 9781609801021
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 376
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The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother herself. Here, in memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, mothers describe first-hand the changes brought to their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering. Many of the writers articulate difficult and socially unsanctioned maternal anger and ambivalence. In Mother Reader, motherhood is scrutinized for all its painful and illuminating subtleties, and addressed with unconventional wisdom and candor. What emerges is a sense of a community of writers speaking to and about each other out of a common experience, and a compilation of extraordinary literature never before assembled in a single volume.



Feminist Art and the Maternal

Feminist Art and the Maternal Author Andrea Liss
ISBN-10 9780816646227
Release 2009
Pages 176
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Feminist motherhood is a surprisingly unexplored subject. In fact, feminism and motherhood have been often thought of as incompatible. Profound, provocative, and innovative, Feminist Art and the Maternal is the first work to critically examine the dilemmas and promises of representing feminist motherhood in contemporary art and visual culture. Andrea Liss skillfully incorporates theory with passionate personal reflections on the maternal, and in doing so she advances a fresh and necessary perspective on both feminism and art.



Maternal Thinking

Maternal Thinking Author Sara Ruddick
ISBN-10 0807014095
Release 1995-01
Pages 291
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1989 Philosopher, mother, and feminist Sara Ruddick examines the discipline of mothering, showing for the first time how the day-to-day work of raising children gives rise to distinctive ways of thinking.



The Conflict

The Conflict Author Elisabeth Badinter
ISBN-10 9781429996914
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 224
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In the pathbreaking tradition of Backlash and The Time Bind, The Conflict, a #1 European bestseller, identifies a surprising setback to women's freedom: progressive modern motherhood Elisabeth Badinter has for decades been in the vanguard of the European fight for women's equality. Now, in an explosive new book, she points her finger at a most unlikely force undermining the status of women: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is "natural." Attachment parenting, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, and especially breast-feeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family to an extent not seen since the 1950s. Badinter argues that the taboos now surrounding epidurals, formula, disposable diapers, cribs—and anything that distracts a mother's attention from her offspring—have turned childrearing into a singularly regressive force. In sharp, engaging prose, Badinter names a reactionary shift that is intensely felt but has not been clearly articulated until now, a shift that America has pioneered. She reserves special ire for the orthodoxy of the La Leche League—an offshoot of conservative Evangelicalism—showing how on-demand breastfeeding, with all its limitations, curtails women's choices. Moreover, the pressure to provide children with 24/7 availability and empathy has produced a generation of overwhelmed and guilt-laden mothers—one cause of the West's alarming decline in birthrate. A bestseller in Europe, The Conflict is a scathing indictment of a stealthy zealotry that cheats women of their full potential.



Representations of Motherhood

Representations of Motherhood Author Donna Bassin
ISBN-10 0300068638
Release 1996
Pages 294
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Offering new perspectives on motherhood, distinguished contributors from a variety of fields focus on the importance of seeing the mother as a subject, a person in her own right, by looking at the complex issue of how motherhood is represented. Contributors seek to understand the impact of culturally constructed images of motherhood in art, film, literature, and the social and behavioral sciences; they dignify the craft of motherhood, viewing maternal work as an experience grounded in social and political realities; and they probe conscious and unconscious maternal experience. From their several perspectives, contributors view the maternal subject as one who can give voice to her own experience and both appropriate and resist representations of motherhood.



Motherhood and Feminism

Motherhood and Feminism Author Amber E. Kinser
ISBN-10 9781580053532
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 216
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How does feminism relate to motherhood, how has it changed over time, and what does the future of motherhood and feminism look like? These are just some of the questions Amber E. Kinser, PhD, tackles in this latest addition to the Seal Studies Series. Motherhood and Feminism examines the role of feminism within motherhood—a topic that has garnered a lot of attention lately as society shifts to adapt to new definitions of these roles—and offers insight into the core questions of motherhood: what it means to be a good mother, what role mothers play in the family and in society, and how motherhood has been redefined throughout time. Kinser also speculates on the future directions of feminism—focusing on the expansion of contemporary mother activism that has occurred in the last 15 years, and emphasizing the need for that expansion to continue—and examines how the changing world of motherhood fits into feminist activism.



Reconceiving Women

Reconceiving Women Author Mardy S. Ireland
ISBN-10 0898620163
Release 1993-06-01
Pages 195
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According to recent surveys, approximately 40% of American women between the ages of 18 and 44 do not have children. Yet these women are virtually missing from accounts of women's lives. In this important new work, Mardy Ireland defines a place for women outside the parameters of motherhood and gives voice to the significant number of women who are not mothers. She draws extensively from interviews with over 100 childless women from various ethnic and educational backgrounds, demonstrating the myriad ways they came to view themselves as complete adults without recourse to the traditional defining criteria of motherhood. Her work offers all women--mothers and nonmothers alike--a vision of self-defined adulthood and a recognition that every woman is the subject of her own life. Challenging the assumption of deprivation or deviance that is traditionally applied to childless women in psychological theory and popular culture, Dr. Ireland reframes childlessness as a concept and lays a groundwork for an expanded view of women's identity and psychic development. Using contemporary psychoanalytic theory, she reexamines female identity development and presents a positive interpretation of women who--for whatever reason--are not mothers. To contrast and compare the experiences of her interview subjects, she places them within the changing psychosocial context of the last few decades and catagorizes them according to their reasons for childlessness. Included are: 'traditional' women, who are childless by reasons of infertility or health complications; 'transitional' women, who are not mothers because of delaying circumstances; and 'transformative' women, who have actively chosen not to bear children in order to develop lives beyond the field of motherhood. The legend of Lilith, a creation story of the first woman, described in the last chapter, places both female desire and female power in a longstanding historical and mythic context. Animated by excerpts, quotes, and stories from the many interviews, RECONCEIVING WOMEN: SEPARATING MOTHERHOOD FROM FEMALE IDENTITY is illuminating for general readers and professionals alike. It provides valuable insights for anyone interested in women's studies and the psychology of women, and serves as an excellent textbook for courses in these fields.



Poems Selected and New 1950 1974

Poems  Selected and New  1950 1974 Author Adrienne Cecile Rich
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106006473075
Release 1974
Pages 256
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Poems Selected and New 1950 1974 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Poems Selected and New 1950 1974 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Poems Selected and New 1950 1974 book for free.



The Mommy Myth

The Mommy Myth Author Susan Douglas
ISBN-10 0743260465
Release 2005-02-08
Pages 383
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Challenges idealized concepts about motherhood that the author believes compromise women's rights and empowerment without benefiting children, citing such factors as unrealistic parenting standards, media scare tactics, Reprint. 500,000 first printing.



Maternal Theory

Maternal Theory Author Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN-10 1927335531
Release 2007
Pages 846
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Maternal Theory has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Maternal Theory also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Maternal Theory book for free.



A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far Poems 1978 1981

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far  Poems 1978 1981 Author Adrienne Rich
ISBN-10 9780393348156
Release 1993-07-17
Pages 72
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“We are in the presence here of a major American poet whose voice at mid-century in her own life is increasingly marked by moral passion.”—New York Times Book Review



Mothers

Mothers Author Jacqueline Rose
ISBN-10 9780374715830
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 256
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A simple argument guides this book: motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge, or rather bury, the reality of our own conflicts. By making mothers the objects of both licensed idealization and cruelty, we blind ourselves to the world’s iniquities and shut down the portals of the heart. Mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings, for everything that is wrong with the world, which becomes their task (unrealizable, of course) to repair. Moving commandingly between pop cultural references such as Roald Dahl’s Matilda to insights on motherhood in the ancient world and the contemporary stigmatization of single mothers, Jacqueline Rose delivers a groundbreaking report into something so prevalent we hardly notice. Mothers is an incisive, rousing call to action from one of our most important contemporary thinkers.