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Of Mothers and Others

Of Mothers and Others

Stories, Essays, Poems

  • Author: Jaishree Misra
  • Publisher: Zubaan
  • ISBN: 9383074256
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 234
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This multi-layered and thought-provoking collection offers a new and alternative view to the cosy images of motherhood that we so often assume. Motherhood for the writers in this collection is by no means a simple state but involves searching questions about identity, writing, one’s place in society – the very nature of the self. Questions of adoption, childlessness, surrogacy, bereavement and abuse figure alongside poems and stories that explore the tender, the funny, the uplifting aspects of this most vital relationship, between children and their mothers at any age. Contributors include: Manju Kapur, Shinie Antony, Jai Arjun Singh, Jahnavi Barua, Meena Alexander, Mridula Koshy, Kishwar Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Bulbul Sharma, Tishani Doshi, Shalini Sinha, Jahnavi Barua, Smriti Lamech, Nisha Susan, Humra Quraishi, Sarojini N, Vrinda Marwah, Sarita Mandanna, Anita Roy, and other. Published by Zubaan.

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.

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.

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Maternal Instincts and how They Shape the Human Species

  • Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 723
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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 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.

Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

A Poetry Celebration

  • Author: June Cotner
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 030756603X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 224
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Celebrate the life passages shared only between mothers and daughters in this uniquely moving collection. Mothers and Daughters reveals the full breadth and depth of the mother-daughter bond as only poetry can. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, adolescence to leaving home, grandmotherhood and beyond, and every passage in between, this collection captures the voices of mothers and daughters as they write about the most moving moments of their times together. Honest, inspiring, joyful, and reflective, the full range of women’s voices has been captured here: the inexplicable joy of a mother holding her baby girl, a mom witnessing the first grown-up tears of her adolescent girl, a mother watching her daughter walk down the aisle, a ten-year-old trying to explain to her mom why she hates broccoli, and a daughter saying good-bye to her mother in her new dorm room. All the poetry, selected by bestselling author June Cotner, is accessible and beautifully crafted, alternating poems that will move any mother or daughter to tears with others that will make her laugh out loud—and all of which will deepen the reader’s understanding and appreciation of this unique bond as no self-help book ever could. The perfect gift for mother or daughter, this is a book that women will want to revisit and share for years to come.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

  • Author: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412968461
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1428
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In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.

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.

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.