skip to content
Mothering while black : boundaries and burdens of middle-class parenthood Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mothering while black : boundaries and burdens of middle-class parenthood

Author: Dawn Marie Dow
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Informed by news stories, such as those of the fatal shootings of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, and engaged with ongoing popular and academic discussions of work and family conflict, Mothering While Black makes significant contributions to the sociology of work and family, race and ethnicity, and gender and culture. Using the analytical lens of intersectionality, it demonstrates that the frameworks typically  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dow, Dawn Marie, author.
Mothering while black
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018039768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Marie Dow
ISBN: 0520971779 9780520971776
OCLC Number: 1051776622
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : not part of that white mother society --
Creating racial safety and comfort --
Border crossers : understanding struggle --
Border policers : finding our kind of people --
Border transcenders : challenging traditional notions of racial authenticity --
The market-family matrix : the social construction of integrated and conflicted frameworks of work/life balance --
Racial histories of family and work : paid employment is a mother's duty --
Alternative configuration of childrearing : supporting mothers' public sphere activities through extended family parenting --
Conclusion and implications : navigating race, class, and gender in motherhood, parenting and work.
Responsibility: Dawn Marie Dow.

Abstract:

"Informed by news stories, such as those of the fatal shootings of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, and engaged with ongoing popular and academic discussions of work and family conflict, Mothering While Black makes significant contributions to the sociology of work and family, race and ethnicity, and gender and culture. Using the analytical lens of intersectionality, it demonstrates that the frameworks typically deployed in research on middle-class mothers and their families, which usually focus on the experiences of elite white mothers, do not adequately capture the experiences of African American middle-class and upper-middle-class mothers. Through sixty in-depth semistructured interviews with African American middle-class and upper-middle-class women, Mothering While Black distills the experiences of these contemporary mothers, revealing the cultural expectations and constraints that inform their approaches to parenting, work and family, and childcare. Through their accounts, this book demonstrates how race, class, and gender complicate their parenting concerns and strategies, and identifies three aspects of African American middle-class identity that study participants worked to foster in their children. Through this research, the book expands on and revises theories related to parenting, racial identity formation, and family and work conflict by complicating existing frameworks for understanding the cultural pushes and pulls that influence mothers' decision-making"--Provided by publisher.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1051776622> # Mothering while black : boundaries and burdens of middle-class parenthood
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1051776622" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_popular_culture> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/african_american_mothers_social_conditions> ; # African American mothers--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.87430896073/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/political_science_public_policy_cultural_policy> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/middle_class_african_americans_family_relationships> ; # Middle class African Americans--Family relationships
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/intersectionality_sociology> ; # Intersectionality (Sociology)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/parenting_social_aspects> ; # Parenting--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_social_classes> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_anthropology_cultural> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Person/dow_dawn_marie> ; # Dawn Marie Dow
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description ""Informed by news stories, such as those of the fatal shootings of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, and engaged with ongoing popular and academic discussions of work and family conflict, Mothering While Black makes significant contributions to the sociology of work and family, race and ethnicity, and gender and culture. Using the analytical lens of intersectionality, it demonstrates that the frameworks typically deployed in research on middle-class mothers and their families, which usually focus on the experiences of elite white mothers, do not adequately capture the experiences of African American middle-class and upper-middle-class mothers. Through sixty in-depth semistructured interviews with African American middle-class and upper-middle-class women, Mothering While Black distills the experiences of these contemporary mothers, revealing the cultural expectations and constraints that inform their approaches to parenting, work and family, and childcare. Through their accounts, this book demonstrates how race, class, and gender complicate their parenting concerns and strategies, and identifies three aspects of African American middle-class identity that study participants worked to foster in their children. Through this research, the book expands on and revises theories related to parenting, racial identity formation, and family and work conflict by complicating existing frameworks for understanding the cultural pushes and pulls that influence mothers' decision-making"--Provided by publisher."@en ;
    schema:description "Introduction : not part of that white mother society -- Creating racial safety and comfort -- Border crossers : understanding struggle -- Border policers : finding our kind of people -- Border transcenders : challenging traditional notions of racial authenticity -- The market-family matrix : the social construction of integrated and conflicted frameworks of work/life balance -- Racial histories of family and work : paid employment is a mother's duty -- Alternative configuration of childrearing : supporting mothers' public sphere activities through extended family parenting -- Conclusion and implications : navigating race, class, and gender in motherhood, parenting and work."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5437449048> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#CreativeWork/mothering_while_black> ;
    schema:name "Mothering while black : boundaries and burdens of middle-class parenthood"@en ;
    schema:productID "1051776622" ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1994449> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctvcwnz9n> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/PublicFullRecord.aspx?p=5628764> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520971776> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1051776622> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Person/dow_dawn_marie> # Dawn Marie Dow
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dow" ;
    schema:givenName "Dawn Marie" ;
    schema:name "Dawn Marie Dow" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/african_american_mothers_social_conditions> # African American mothers--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African American mothers--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/intersectionality_sociology> # Intersectionality (Sociology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Intersectionality (Sociology)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/middle_class_african_americans_family_relationships> # Middle class African Americans--Family relationships
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Middle class African Americans--Family relationships"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/parenting_social_aspects> # Parenting--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Parenting--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/political_science_public_policy_cultural_policy> # POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_anthropology_cultural> # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_popular_culture> # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#Topic/social_science_social_classes> # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5437449048#CreativeWork/mothering_while_black>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Mothering while black" ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1051776622> ; # Mothering while black : boundaries and burdens of middle-class parenthood
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520971776>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0520971779" ;
    schema:isbn "9780520971776" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.