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The paradox of natural mothering

Author: Chris Bobel
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Single or married, working mothers are, if not the norm, no longer exceptional. This title features women who have renounced consumerism and careerism in order to reclaim home and family. It profiles  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bobel
ISBN: 1566399068 9781566399067 1566399076 9781566399074
OCLC Number: 46732471
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Five Women, Five Stories --
2. Female Moral Reform and the Maternal Politics of Accommodation --
3. A Closer Look: The Ideological Components of Natural Mothering --
4. Interrogating the Ideology of Natural Mothering: Choice, Nature, and Inevitability --
5. Resisting Culture, Embracing Nature: Natural Mothering and Control --
6. Natural Mothering: Social Change or Narcissistic Retreat? --
7. Conclusion --
App. On Being a (Quasi) Natural Mother Studying Natural Mothers.
Responsibility: Chris Bobel.

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