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1st Edition

Challenging Motherhood(s)

ISBN 9780130873996
Published November 21, 2000 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

2nd and 3rd year core modules/courses on Family Policy and Comparative Social Policy. Also Women's Studies - 2nd and 3rd year core component of social policy.  Challenging Motherhood examines contemporary social and legal constructions of motherhood in the context of a more general discussion of the future of families in Western and British society. The text looks at the ways in which Motherhood has come to be scrutinised and challenged according to a particular set of Western ideals as to what motherhood could and should entail.

Table of Contents

1. Theorising Mothers. 2. Sisters are Doing it for Themselves. 3. Dissident Mothers. 4. Mother Knows Best. 5. Fathers as 'Victims'. 6. Women's Stories of Lone Motherhood. 7. Beyond Conclusion. 8. Some Notes for the Future.

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