About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in ...
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
About this title
In the early twentieth century, Americans often waxed lyrical about “Mother Love,” signaling a conception of motherhood as an all-encompassing identity, rooted in self-sacrifice and infused with social and political meaning. By the 1940s, the idealization of motherhood had waned, and the nation’s mothers found themselves blamed for a host of societal and psychological ills. In Mom, Rebecca Jo Plant traces this important shift by exploring the evolution of maternalist politics, changing perceptions of the mother-child bond, and the rise of new approaches to childbirth pain and suffering.Plant argues that the assault on sentimental motherhood came from numerous quarters. Male critics who railed against female moral authority, psychological experts who hoped to expand their influence, and women who strove to be more than wives and mothers—all for their own distinct reasons—sought to discredit the longstanding maternal ideal. By showing how motherhood ultimately came to be redefined as a more private and partial component of female identity, Plant illuminates a major reorientation in American civic, social, and familial life that still reverberates today.
Rebecca Jo Plant is associate professor of history at the University of California, San Diego.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Payment: Visa, MC, Amex, Discover, Paypal, Check, Money Order or
Postal Order/ With Order. We will hold books for 10 days. All books are RETURNABLE. All books are subject to prior sale. WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. (650)326-5300 Mon-Sun 11-6, PST . Feldman's Books, 1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Jack Feldman, 1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA. 650 326-5300. email@example.com
accepted by seller
Check Money Order Bank Draft