Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Author: Adrienne Rich

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393348105

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance.
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Working Mum

Author: Allison Pearson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644208115

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Sie ist Mitte dreißig und die einzige weibliche Führungskraft einer Londoner Investmentfirma. Außerdem ist Kate die Mutter von Emily (6) und Ben (1). Trotz verständnisvollem Ehemann und perfekter Organisation schrammt sie chronisch am Rand der Katastrophe entlang. Verspätete Flugzeuge oder verschwundene Kuscheltiere sind Zeitbomben. Was aber bedeutet schon Bananenbrei auf dem Business-Kostüm gegen ein Lächeln des Babys? Da tritt genau das in ihr Leben, wofür Kate am allerwenigsten Zeit hat: ein anderer Mann. «Working Mum liest sich, als hätte Bridget Jones jetzt eine Familie.» (Brigitte) «Man muss nicht unbedingt Mutter sein, um dieses Buch zu lieben.» (Gala)
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From Motherhood to Mothering

The Legacy of Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484130

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 261

View: 3599

Explores how Rich's work has influenced feminist scholarship on motherhood.
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Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.
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Motherhood

Power and Oppression

Author: Marie Porter,Andrea O'Reilly,Patricia Short

Publisher: Women's Press (CA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 300

View: 4703

Motherhood: Power and Oppression expands the scholarship on motherhood from a feminist perspective, examining particularly how motherhood is simultaneously a site of power and of oppression. The collection draws on psychological, historical, sociological, literary, and cultural approaches to inquiry. It includes methodology and theory from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives: qualitative, quantitative, corporeal, legal, religious, fictional, mythological, dramatic and action research, and feminist research and practice. The book would be of interest to the many scholars who teach and carry out research on motherhood and on the family, as well in the more general fields of women's studies and cultural studies.
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Regretting Motherhood

Wenn Mütter bereuen

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364118701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3626

Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.
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Mothers and Daughters

Connection, Empowerment, and Transformation

Author: Andrea O'Reilly,Sharon Abbey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847694877

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 3983

In 1976, Adrienne Rich wrote in Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution that Othe cathexis between mother and daughter_essential, distorted, misused_is the great unwritten story.O In the quarter century since Rich wrote those words, the topic of mothers and daughters has emerged as a salient issue in feminist scholarship. Using womenOs writing, film, feminist theory, and personal experience, contributors to Mothers and Daughters explore how the mother/daughter relationship is represented and experienced as a site of empowerment. This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every womanOs life.
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Writing Across Cultures

Gender Politics and Difference in the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta

Author: Omar Sougou

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042013087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 6844

This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers. Feminist (Showalter, Cixous, Kristeva) and postcolonial approaches (writing back) are taken to Emecheta's texts to illuminate the personal, political and aesthetic ramifications of the production of this “born writer.” Poststructural programmes of analysis are shown to be less relevant to this writer's fiction than Marxist and Bakhtinian perspectives. Emecheta is shown to be a bridge-builder between two cultures and two worlds in narratives (both challenging and popular) characterized by ambiguity, ambivalence and double-voiced discourse, all of which evince the writer's determination to expose imaginatively the colonial heritage of centre-periphery conflicts, cultural corruption, ethnic discrimination, gender oppression, and the migrant experience in multiracial communities.
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Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
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Sklavenmädchen

Roman

Author: Buchi Emecheta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783872947451

Category:

Page: 255

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Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry

Author: Adrienne Rich

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355144

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 2246

A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major intellectual voice of her generation. Essential Essays gathers twenty-five of her most renowned essays into one volume, demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice, her prophetic vision, and her revolutionary views on social justice. Rich’s essays unite the political, personal, and poetical like no other. Essential Essays is edited and includes an introduction by leading feminist scholar, literary critic, and poet Sandra M. Gilbert. Emphasizing Rich’s lifelong intellectual engagement, the essays selected here range from the 1960s to 2008. The volume contains one of Rich’s earliest essays,“When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision,” which discusses the need for female self-definition, along with excerpts from her ambitious, ground-breaking Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. As the New York Times wrote, Rich “brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse,” as evidenced in her 1980 essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence.” Also among these insightful and forward-thinking works are: “Split at the Root: An Essay on Jewish Identity”; excerpts from What Is Found There, about the need to reexamine the literary canon; “Why I Refused the National Medal for the Arts”; “Poetry and the Forgotten Future”; and other writings that profoundly shaped second-wave feminism, each balanced by Rich’s signature blend of research, theory, and self-reflection.
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Precarious Parenthood

Doing Family in Literature and Film

Author: Tina-Karen Pusse,Katharina Walter

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364390262X

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 4065

We all experience parenthood, if not as parents, then by way of having been parented or, in the face of ubiquitous images of idyllic family life, in the longing to be parents or to be parented. Thus, parenthood is one of the most powerful social constructs. This collection of essays gives evidence of the fact that families have never been "real;" that family, like gender or race, is not primarily based on biological criteria, but, above all, has to be performed and is a result of narratives. The relationship between these narratives - their variations in Irish, English, German, Mexican, and Chilean literature or film - and their material confinement is at the core of the essays gathered in this book. (Series: Cultural Studies / Kulturwissenschaft / Estudios Culturales / Etudes Culturelles - Vol. 40)
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Writing Mothers and Daughters

Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women

Author: Adalgisa Giorgio

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571819536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

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The psychoanalytic discovery of the importance of the preoedipal mother-daughter bond in the 1970s had an important impact on feminist literature. This book offers a systematic study of this theme in western European fiction.
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Liberalismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1933550864

Category:

Page: N.A

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Twenty-first Century Motherhood

Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520476

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8514

A pioneer of modern motherhood studies, Andrea O'Reilly explores motherhood's current representation and practice, considering developments that were unimaginable decades ago: the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, the applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. Her work pulls together a range of disciplines and themes in motherhood studies. She confronts the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, politicians as mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement, and she incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives.
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Erotic Attunement

Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality Between Unequals

Author: Cristina L. H. Traina

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226811387

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 363

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Heightened awareness of the problem of sexual abuse has led to deep anxiety over adults touching children—in nearly any context. Though our society has moved toward increasingly strict enforcement of this taboo, studies have shown that young children need regular human contact, and the benefits of breastfeeding have been widely extolled. Exploring the complicated history of love, desire, gender, sexuality, parenthood, and inequality, Erotic Attunement probes the disquieting issue of how we can draw a clear line between natural affection toward children and perverse exploitation of them. Cristina L. H. Traina demonstrates that we cannot determine what is wrong about sexual abuse without first understanding what is good about appropriate sensual affection. Pondering topics such as the importance of touch in nurturing children, the psychology of abuse and victimhood, and recent ideologies of motherhood, she argues that we must expand our philosophical and theological language of physical love and make a distinction between sexual love and erotic love. Taking on theological and ethical arguments over the question of sexuality between unequals, she arrives at the provocative conclusion that it can be destructive to completely bar eroticism from these relationships.
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Mothers and Sons

Feminism, Masculinity, and the Struggle to Raise Our Sons

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960070

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Feminisms and Womanisms

A Women's Studies Reader

Author: Althea Prince,Susan Silva-Wayne

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889614113

Category: Social Science

Page: 551

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Feminisms and Womanisms brings together theory and practical application, so that feminist discourse interacts as a partner with the lived experience of women's social action. The selections combine classics in feminist thought with work from modern theorists and offer a solid foundation in international feminism. The conceptual understanding embedded in the terms feminism and womanism contributes to feminist discourse, a carefully differentiated focus on the ideological uses of language to define relationships that have been historically mired in domination. The terms also define the way gender often has been used to signify and support domination. Given that feminism and womanism are interpretive concepts, there is always a sense that knowledge-making is in progress; for there is nothing static or stagnant about feminism, feminist theory and feminist action. The formative nature of the feminist movement has, of necessity, a parallel interpretive theory. This reader embraces both the formative nature of the movement and the accompanying interpretive theories. It also pays attention to the chronological, cultural, geopolitical, racial and ethnic landscapes and sites where women live, carry out social action and theorize issues of equality. For both the general and academic reader, this book will be edifying while providing exposure to the feminist, womanist voices that inform the scholarship.
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