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Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others

  • Author: Miriam Sved,Maya Linden,Christie Nieman,Liane Moriarty,Maggie Scott,Natalie Kon-yu
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1743537247
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 384
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'When are you having children?' 'Why didn't you have another child?' 'Well, I guess that's your choice, but...' They are questions asked of women of a certain age all the time. Beneath them is the assumption that all women want to have children, and the judgment that if they don't, they'll be somehow incomplete. And that's only the beginning... Being a mother, or not being a mother, has never been so complicated. The list of rights and wrongs gets longer daily, with guilt-ridden mothers struggling to keep on top of it all, and non-mothers battling a culture that defines women by their wombs. In this collection of fiction and non-fiction stories, Australian women reflect on motherhood: how it should be and how it really is. Their stories tackle everything from the decision not to have children to the so-called war between working and stay-at-home mums. Including special contributions by Rosie Batty and Deborra-Lee Furness, the stories explore every topic from infertility and IVF, to step-parenting and adoption, to miscarriage and breastfeeding, child meltdowns and marriage breakdowns, as well as giving a much-needed voice to those who won't ever be called 'Mum'. With its unflinching honesty and clear-eyed wisdom, Mothers & Others holds a mirror up to the most romanticised, demonised and complex roles women play: those of mother or non-mother, and daughter.

Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others

  • Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674659953
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood. Renowned anthropologist Sarah Hrdy argues that if human babies were to survive in a world of scarce resources, they would need to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friends—and, with any luck, grandmothers. Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others. In essence, mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will not.

Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

  • Author: Melanee Thomas,Amanda Bittner
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774834617
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 372
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The first major comparative analysis of parenthood in politics, Mothers and Others brings together leading scholars of gender and politics to discuss the role of parental status in political life. Examining three main areas of citizen engagement within the political system – parenthood and political careers, parenthood and the media, and parenthood and political behaviour – they argue that being a parent is a gendered identity that influences how, why, and to what extent women (and men) engage with politics. This raises important questions about how career politicians, voters, and the media navigate the intersection of gender, parental status, and politics.

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection

  • Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 723
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Presents a multidisciplinary study of the distinctive genetic and biological elements of material instinct that discusses the links between maternity and ambition, and mother love and sexual love

Mothers, Lovers, and Others

Mothers, Lovers, and Others

The Short Stories of Julio Cort?zar

  • Author: Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791459553
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 209
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Provocative reappraisal of the portrayal of women in Julio Cortázar's short stories.

The Politics of Motherhood

The Politics of Motherhood

Activist Voices from Left to Right

  • Author: Alexis Jetter,Annelise Orleck,Diana Taylor
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9780874517804
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 386
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Essays and interviews explode the myth of apolitical motherhood by showing how 20th century women have politicized their role as mothers in a wide range of social contexts.

Proceedings of Conference on Better Care for Mothers and Babies, Held in Washington, D. C., January 17-18, 1938

Proceedings of Conference on Better Care for Mothers and Babies, Held in Washington, D. C., January 17-18, 1938

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Child care
  • Page: 171
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Mothers and Children

Mothers and Children

Feminist Analyses and Personal Narratives

  • Author: Susan E. Chase,Mary Frances Rogers
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813528755
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 343
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This feminist exploration of mothers, mothering, and motherhood combines evaluations of empirical and theoretical work with personal narratives by mothers or caregivers. While the authors' analyses yield suggestions for new approaches to motherhood, the narratives vividly demonstrate the relevance of these issues to women's lives. The result is a nuanced picture of the complex realities mothers face, as well as their struggles, joys, and hopes for their children. In the book's first part, "Social Constructions of Motherhood," Chase and Rogers argue that dominant western views of motherhood have been and continue to be detrimental to most mothers and children. In the second part, "Maternal Bodies," the authors attend to the ways that American society and women themselves have regarded the physical aspects of motherhood. Mothers' bodies, the authors contend, have long been objects of cultural and political struggle. The final part, "Mothering in Everyday Life," suggests that only an understanding of the daily realities of mothering will lead to social and political changes promoting the welfare of mothers and children.

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Maternal Instincts and how They Shape the Human Species

  • Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780345408938
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 723
  • View: 5940
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In an original study of human behavioral ecology, the author dissects the "maternal" myth in great detail hoping to learn if the mothering tendency in women is indeed an instinct. Reprint.

The Different Faces of Motherhood

The Different Faces of Motherhood

  • Author: Beverly Birns,Dale Hay
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1489921095
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 292
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The Different Faces of Motherhood began during a conversation between the two editors, developmental psychologists who have spent our professional careers working with infants and very young children. We are well aware of the impor tance of infants to their mothers and of mothers to their infants. However, we were particularly aware of the fact that, whereas our knowledge about infants increases exponentially . each decade, our assumptions about mothers change relatively little. We were concerned about the theories that underlie the advice given to mothers and also about the assumption that mothers appear to be generic. More and more we have learned about individual differences in babies, but not more and more about individual differences in mothers. Our second concern has been to expand our knowledge about mothers. Our assumptions were few and our questions were many. We believed that the experience of women would vary greatly, both in outlook and in behavior, depending on each woman's age, marital status, finan Cial status, ethnicity, health, education and work experience, as well as a wom an's own experience in her family origin and her relationship to her husband. If we are to understand child development and believe that the early years are important in a child's life, then it seems critical to examine our beliefs about mothers. If we are to understand human development, then being a mother is surely an important area of inquiry.