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Motherhood : philosophy for everyone : the birth of wisdom

Author: Sheila Lintott
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Philosophy for everyone.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you have ever wondered what makes a 'good' or a 'bad' mother, or if mothers are always right in thinking their babies are beautiful or indeed, whether mother always knows best , look no further.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Lintott
ISBN: 9781444330281 1444330284
OCLC Number: 607654870
Description: xvii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Navel-gazing at its finest : an introduction to Motherhood --
philosophy for everyone / Sheila Lincott --
How many experts does it take to raise a child? : mothering and the quest for certainty / Sue Ellen Henry --
Creative mothering : lies and the lying mothers who tell them / Amy Kind --
Pro-choice philosopher has baby : reflections on fetal life / Bertha Alvarez Manninen --
Kim, Ellen, and Zack's big adventure : lesbian mothers raising a boy steeped in his masculinity / Kim Anno --
Days and nights of a new mother : existentialism in the nursery / Elizabeth Butterfield --
Mindful mothering : how feminist Buddhist practices enhance experiences of beauty / Sheryl Tuttle Ross --
A face only a mother could love? : on maternal assessments of infant beauty / Glenn Parsons --
Kevin, coming into focus : on getting to know my son / Laura Newhart --
Making choices : the ethics of infant feeding / Chris Mulford --
Lactational burkas and milkmen : on public breastfeeding and male lactation / Maureen Sander-Staudt --
On "crying-it-out" and co-sleeping / Kevin C. Elliott and Janet L. Elliott --
Natural childbirth is for the birds / Jan Baker --
The off button : thought experiments and child control / Sara Goering --
The virtues of motherhood / Nin Kirkham --
The media proudly present: "Lessons" from celebrity moms / Clemence Due and Damien W. Riggs --
God, mom! : the blessings of breasts and womb / George A. Dunn --
A brief afterword : some words from contributors' kids on motherhood and philosophy --
Read all about it : a feminist bibliography on pregnancy and mothering / compiled by Amy Mullin.
Series Title: Philosophy for everyone.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Lintott ; foreword by Judith Warner.

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"This book opens the doors about Motherhood and covers a range of issues mother's face in a refreshing and thought provoking way." (Motherhoodsupport.com, 22 March 2011) "The series editors were ... Read more...

 
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