The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all women (eBook, 2005) []
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The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all women

The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all women

Author: Susan J Douglas; Meredith W Michaels
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Susan Douglas first took on the media's misrepresentation of women in her funny, scathing social commentary Where the Girls Are. Now, she and Meredith Michaels, have turned a sardonic (but never jaundiced) eye toward the cult of the new momism: a trend in American culture that is causing women to feel that only through the perfection of motherhood can true contentment be found. This vision of motherhood is highly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Douglas, Susan J. (Susan Jeanne), 1950-
Mommy myth
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Douglas; Meredith W Michaels
ISBN: 9780743267014 074326701X
OCLC Number: 891852145
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The new momism --
Revolt against the MRS --
Mouthing off to Dr. Spock --
Threats from without: satanism, abduction, and other media panics --
Attack of the celebrity moms --
Threats from within: maternal delinquents --
The war against welfare mothers --
The "mommy wars" --
Dumb men, stupid choices, or why we have no childcare --
Moms "R" us --
Dr. Laura's neighborhood: baby wearing, nanny cams, and the triumph of the new momism --
Exorcising the new momism.
Responsibility: Susan Douglas and Meredith Michaels.
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