Practicing Feminist Mothering

Practicing Feminist Mothering Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist

  • Title: Practicing Feminist Mothering
  • Author: Fiona Joy Green
  • ISBN: 9781894037549
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy The book is based on in depth interviews of sixteen feminist mothers and their adult children, one of whom is now a mother ConduPracticing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy The book is based on in depth interviews of sixteen feminist mothers and their adult children, one of whom is now a mother Conducted from 1995 to 2007, they provide a rich understanding of the tensions within feminism surrounding issues of mothering and the reproduction of feminism itself It illuminates the complexities of generational dynamics by exploring how the children mothered by self conscious feminists think of feminism and mothering in their adult lives By developing concepts of matroreform and motherlines, this book provides a powerful perspective on mothering as a central aspect of feminism.

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    1. I love that this book aims to listen to feminist mothers' voices. It's trying for an open-minded and open-ended investigation of what feminist mothers actually do and feel, and how their daughters engage with that mothering as well. However, the book's sentences are absurdly (and unnecessarily) long and complicated plus often oddly-punctuated and ungrammatical. A disappointing treatment of fascinating material.I wrote a more detailed review at my feminist parenting & books blog First the Eg [...]

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