The Politics of Motherhood

The gap between what Moll and Roxana say about motherhood and what they
actually do requires more explanation than it usually receives . Typically , critics
have considered Moll Flanders's and Roxana's monstrous maternal behaviors as
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The Politics of Motherhood

The Politics of Motherhood

Through detailed examination of a wide variety of novels, plays, sermons, songs, popular engravings, portraiture, and propaganda from the period, Toni Bowers examines the eighteenth-century social and cultural struggle to develop new ideals for virtuous motherhood. She shows how popular representations of mothers codified and enforced a private and domestic model of maternal excellence, and argues that contemporary Western culture is still limited by its commitment to the contradictory maternal ideals established in early-eighteenth-century discourse.

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The Politics of Motherhood
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Toni Bowers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-07-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Through detailed examination of a wide variety of novels, plays, sermons, songs, popular engravings, portraiture, and propaganda from the period, Toni Bowers examines the eighteenth-century social and cultural struggle to develop new ideals for virtuous motherhood. She shows how popular representations of mothers codified and enforced a private and domestic
Weaving Work and Motherhood
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Anita Ilta Garey
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Temple University Press

Garey focuses not on the corporate executives so often represented in ads but on the women in jobs that typify the majority of women's employment in the United States. Focusing on the health service industry Garey analyses what it means to be at once a mother who is employed and
Choosing Single Motherhood
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Mikki Morrissette
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-01 - Publisher: Be-Mondo Publishing

"Choosing Single Motherhood is the first comprehensive resource book available for women who have chosen, or are thinking of choosing, single motherhood. Based on extensive research, advice from child experts and family therapists, and conversations with more than one hundred “thinkers' and single mothers, this book funnels twenty-five years of
Narrating Motherhood(s), Breaking the Silence
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Silvia Caporale-Bizzini
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Feminist theory on motherhood has successfully transformed mothers into subjects of their own discourse, recognized the historical, heterogeneous and socially constructed origins of their life experience while, at the same time, widening our understanding of the notion of mothering. This collection combines a literary and a wider cultural perspective from
Motherhood and babyhood: life and death
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Henry Christopher McCook
Categories: Spiders
Type: BOOK - Published: 1890 - Publisher:

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