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The maternal is political : women writers at the intersection of motherhood and social change

Author: Shari MacDonald Strong
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this hard-hitting, literary anthology, 30 women explore the vital and increasingly important connection between motherhood and social change

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maternal is political.
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608203764
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shari MacDonald Strong
ISBN: 9781580052436 1580052436
OCLC Number: 182737893
Description: 339 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner ; Introduction / Shari MacDonald Strong --
[Pt. 1:] Believe. Motherhood made me do it / Judith Stadtman Tucker ; Alien / Sarah Masterson ; Mom, interrupted / Marrit Ingman ; Rebel mom / Tracy Thompson ; As a mother / Nancy Pelosi ; Life under construction / Jennifer Margulis ; Of volcanoes and ruins and gardens / Violeta Garcia-Mendoza ; Mothers against faith / Marion Winik ; Well-behaved women / Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson ; The secret lives of babysitters / Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser ; My bus / Karen Maezen Miller ; On receiving notice of my stepdaughter's pregnancy / Mary Akers ; Shown the ropes / J. Anderson Coats ; In Albania / Mona Gable --
[Pt. 2:] Teach. Twists in the plot / Jennifer Brisendine ; First-grade values / Susie Bright ; How to make a Democrat from scratch / Stephanie Losee ; Revolution on your skin / Susan Ito ; Because I'm not dead / Ona Gritz ; Making a minyan in Vermont / Nina Gaby ; The making of a scholar / Vera Landry ; Chubby cheeks, dimpled chin / Margaret McConnell ; Mothering in real time / Jane Hammons ; All-consumed / Alisa Gordaneer ; Playground prophets / Carolyn Alessio ; Girl-shy / Kris Malone Grossman ; A letter to my daughter at thirteen / Barbara Kingsolver --
[Pt. 3:] Act. The maternal is sustainable / Rebecca Walker ; Politics of the heart / Jennifer Graf Groneberg ; Campaign confidential / Ann Douglas ; One hundred and twenty-five miles / Amy L. Jenkins ; The mean moms / Helaine Olen ; One day / Benazir Bhutto ; Trying out / Gayle Brandeis ; Good riddance, attention whore / Cindy Sheehan ; Adoption in III acts / Kathy Briccetti ; Performing mother activism / Beth Osnes ; Pregnant in New York / Anna Quindlen ; The born / Anne Lamott ; Signora / Gigi Rosenberg ; Raising small boys in a time of war / Shari MacDonald Strong ; The mother is standing / Denise Roy ; Peace march sans children / Valerie Weaver-Zercher.
Responsibility: edited by Shari MacDonald Strong.
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