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The Routledge Companion to Motherhood

Edited by: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein , Andrea O’Reilly , Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138052413
eBook ISBN: 9781315167848
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Interdisciplinary and intersectional in emphasis, the Routledge Companion to Motherhood brings together essays on current intellectual themes, issues, and debates, while also creating a foundation for future scholarship and study as the field of Motherhood Studies continues to develop globally.

This Routledge Companion is the first extensive collection on the wide-ranging topics, themes, issues, and debates that ground the intellectual work being done on motherhood. Global in scope and including a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, literature, communication studies, sociology, women?s and gender studies, history, and economics, this volume introduces the foundational topics and ideas in motherhood, delineates the diversity and complexity of mothering, and also stimulates dialogue among scholars and students approaching from divergent backgrounds and intellectual perspectives.

This will become a foundational text for academics in Women's and Gender Studies and interdisciplinary researchers interested in this important, complex and rapidly growing topic. Scholars of psychology, sociology or public policy, and activists in both university and workplace settings interested in motherhood and mothering will find it an invaluable guide.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Maternal theory Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Feminist mothering Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Matricentric feminism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Queering and querying motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Disabled mothers Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mothering while Black Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Welfare mothers in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Indigenous mothering Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Voluntarily childless women Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mediated celebrity motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Feminist art and motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Religions and mothers Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mothers and music Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Matrifocal voices in literature Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Motherhood memoirs Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Beyond disordered brains and mother blame Download PDF
Chapter  17:  No fixed address Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Midwifery in historical and contemporary perspective Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mothers in prison Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Abused women’s mothering experiences Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From home to house Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mothering or parenting? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Homing in on domestic space Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Configuring the mother-daughter dyad Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mothers and sons Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Mothers and work Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The lasting impacts of “The Opt Out Revolution” Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Shifting gender norms and childcare in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Poor and working-class mothers Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Mothering, neoliberalism, and globalization Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Mothering and the economy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Transnational motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mothering, urbanization, and Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Formal governance of and by mothers Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Mothering and politics Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The criminalization and incarceration of mothers in Canada and the United States Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The governance of mothers Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The politics of motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Mothering and activism Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Reproductive justice as environmental justice Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Motherhood and the struggle for reproductive justice Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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