The Mask of Motherhood

The Mask of Motherhood
Author : Susan Maushart
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Total Pages : 266
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0140291784
ISBN 13 : 9780140291780
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mask of Motherhood Book Description:

A sociologist and mother of three explores how motherhood affects marriages and friendships, relationships with parents, sex lives and self-esteem. She affirms that motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but it can also be the most rewarding.

The Mask of Motherhood

The Mask of Motherhood
Author : Susan Maushart
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 345
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0091836220
ISBN 13 : 9780091836221
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mask of Motherhood Book Description:

Becoming a mother is filled with the extremes of emotion --the highest highs and the lowest lows. But women are often reluctant to talk honestly about the experience for fear they'll be seen as bad mothers. With wit and candor, The Mask of Motherhood takes on the myths and the misinformation, helping women to prepare and deal with the depth of feeling that comes with the experience and perhaps most important, it lets them know that many, if not most, new mothers are feeling the same way. Susan Maushart, sociologist and mother of three, explores how motherhood affects our marriages and friendships, our relationships with parents, our sex lives, and our self-esteem. In The Mask of Motherhood, mothers will find the comfort and reassurance they are looking for, and confirmation that, indeed, motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but can also be the most rewarding.

The Winter of Our Disconnect

The Winter of Our Disconnect
Author : Susan Maushart
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-01-20
ISBN 10 : 9781101486122
ISBN 13 : 1101486120
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winter of Our Disconnect Book Description:

The wise and hilarious story of a family who discovered that having fewer tools to communicate with led them to actually communicate more. When Susan Maushart first announced her intention to pull the plug on her family's entire armory of electronic weaponry for six months-from the itsy-bitsiest iPod Shuffle to her son's seriously souped-up gaming PC-her three kids didn't blink an eye. Says Maushart: "Looking back, I can understand why. They didn't hear me." For any parent who's ever IM-ed their child to the dinner table, this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you LOLing with recognition. But it will also make you think. The Winter of Our Disconnect challenges readers to examine the toll that technology is taking on their own family connections, and to create a media ecology that instead encourages kids-and parents-to thrive. Indeed, as a self-confessed single mom who "slept with her iPhone," Maushart knew her family's exile from Cyburbia wasn't going to be any easier for her than for her three teenagers, ages fourteen, fifteen, and eighteen. Yet they all soon discovered that the rewards of becoming "unplugged" were more rich and varied than any cyber reality could ever be.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Encyclopedia of Motherhood
Author : Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 1428
Release : 2010-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9781412968461
ISBN 13 : 1412968461
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Motherhood Book Description:

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.

Motherhood and Postnatal Depression

Motherhood and Postnatal Depression
Author : Carolyn Westall
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 199
Release : 2011-07-21
ISBN 10 : 940071694X
ISBN 13 : 9789400716940
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motherhood and Postnatal Depression Book Description:

Globally, postnatal depression (PND) is a growing public health problem. PND affects 10 to 15% of women in Western society. It caused by a combination of biological, psychological and social factors. Two models have attempted to define and explain PND; the biomedical and the sociological models. The traditional biomedical model views PND as a medical condition which implies there is individual pathology and abnormality. Whilst the biomedical model has been the dominant model in treating PND, it has been criticized by feminist sociologists and psychologists for its rigidity in defining and explaining PND. In contrast, the psychosocial model of health acknowledges the biological factors that impact on emotional well-being, but places more emphasis on the personal and social factors that impact on emotional well-being, but places more emphasis on the personal and social factors that contribute to depressive symptoms such as gender, poverty, social disadvantage and social class. The central argument throughout this book is the importance of support before and after the birth for women's emotional well-being. This book will also include women's journeys through pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, postnatal depression, and resolution. To date, literature has focused on women's lived experiences of PND rather than their personal journeys through pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. Additionally, the adjustment to fatherhood has received less attention. For example, little is known about the impact of postnatal depression on the partner, what support partners offer when women with the intention to fill the gap in knowledge of cultural and social issues relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood for woman who were diagnosed with, and had resolved, PND.

Australian Mothering

Australian Mothering
Author : Carla Pascoe Leahy
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 498
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9783030202675
ISBN 13 : 3030202674
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Mothering Book Description:

This collection defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian history as well as the joys and challenges of being a mother today. The contributors cover pregnancy, birth, relationships, childcare, domestic violence, time use, work, welfare, policy and psychology, from a diverse range of maternal perspectives. Utilising a matricentric feminist framework, Australian Mothering foregrounds the experiences, emotions and perspectives of mothers to better understand how Australian motherhood has developed historically and contemporaneously. Drawing upon their combined sociological and historical expertise, Bueskens and Pascoe Leahy have carefully curated a collection that presents compelling research on past and present perspectives on maternity in Australia, which will be relevant to researchers, advocates and policy makers interested in the changing role of mothers in Australian society.

Maternal Theory

Maternal Theory
Author : Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher : Demeter Press
Total Pages : 1000
Release : 2021-07-08
ISBN 10 : 9781772584035
ISBN 13 : 1772584037
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maternal Theory Book Description:

Theory on mothers, mothering and motherhood has emerged as a distinct body of knowledge within Motherhood Studies and Feminist Theory more generally. This collection, The Second Edition of Maternal Theory: Essential Readings introduces readers to this rich and diverse tradition of maternal theory. Composed of 60 chapters the 2nd edition includes two sections: the first with the classic texts by Adrienne Rich, Nancy Chodorow, Sara Ruddick, Alice Walker, Barbara Katz Rothman, bell hooks, Sharon Hays, Patricia Hill-Collins, Audre Lorde, Daphne de Marneffe, Judith Warner, Patrice diQinizio, Susan Maushart, and many more. The second section includes thirty new chapters on vital and new topics including Trans Parenting, Non-Binary Parenting, Queer Mothering, Matricentric Feminism, Normative Motherhood, Maternal Subjectivity, Maternal Narratology, Maternal Ambivalence, Maternal Regret, Monstrous Mothers, The Migrant Maternal, Reproductive Justice, Feminist Mothering, Feminist Fathering, Indigenous Mothering, The Digital Maternal, The Opt-Out Revolution, Black Motherhoods, Motherlines, The Motherhood Memoir, Pandemic Mothering, and many more. Maternal Theory is essential reading for anyone interested in motherhood as experience, ideology, and identity.

Wifework

Wifework
Author : Susan Maushart
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 270
Release : 2003-03-06
ISBN 10 : 9781582342764
ISBN 13 : 1582342768
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wifework Book Description:

Combining her own personal experiences as a twice-married mother of three with extensive research and statistical evidence, the author examines the theoretical and evolutionary reasons behind marital inequity.

Matricentric Feminism Theory Activism Practice The 2nd Edition

Matricentric Feminism  Theory  Activism  Practice  The 2nd Edition
Author : Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher : Demeter Press
Total Pages : 285
Release : 2021-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9781772583823
ISBN 13 : 1772583820
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matricentric Feminism Theory Activism Practice The 2nd Edition Book Description:

The 2nd edition includes a new preface that considers how matricentric feminism in positioning mothering as a verb affords a gender-neutral understanding of motherwork and allows for an appreciation of how motherwork is deeply gendered and how this may be challenged and changed through empowered mothering The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman, and that many of the problems mothers face are specific to women's role and identity as mothers. Indeed, mothers are oppressed under patriarchy as women and as mothers. Consequently, mothers need a feminism of their own, one that positions mothers' concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic of empowerment. O'Reilly terms this new mode of feminism matricentic feminism and the book explores how it is represented and experienced in theory, activism, and practice.

Matricentric Feminism

Matricentric Feminism
Author : Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher : Demeter Press
Total Pages : 262
Release : 2016-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781772580907
ISBN 13 : 1772580902
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matricentric Feminism Book Description:

The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman, and that many of the problems mothers face—social, economic, political, cultural, psychological, and so forth—are specific to women’s role and identity as mothers. Indeed, mothers are oppressed under patriarchy as women and as mothers. Consequently, mothers need a feminism of their own, one that positions mothers’ concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic of empowerment. O’Reilly terms this new mode of feminism matricentic feminism and the book explores how it is represented and experienced in theory, activism, and practice. The chapter on maternal theory examines the central theoretical concepts of maternal scholarship while the chapter on activism considers the twenty-first century motherhood movement. Feminist mothering is likewise examined as the specific practice of matricentric feminism and this chapter discusses various theories and strategies on and for maternal empowerment. Matricentric feminism is also examined in relation to the larger field of academic feminism; here O’Reilly persuasively shows how matricentric feminism has been marginalized in academic feminism and considers the reasons for such exclusion and how such may be challenged and changed.