Author: Marie Porter
Publisher: Women's Press (CA)
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The book would be of interest to the many scholars who teach and carry out research on motherhood and on the family, as well in the more general fields of women's studies and cultural studies.

Mothers And Daughters

Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847694877
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This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every woman¿s life.

Writing Across Cultures

Author: Omar Sougou
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042013087
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4 Towards Consciousness ^ Tiw Joys ot 'Motherhood 'and Destination Biafra
1late 1960s to early 1970s1 was conspicuously uninterested in motherhood. In
the years since then, motherhood as an institution has become a concern of
feminist studies. Adrienne Rich's Of Women Born: Motherhood as Experience
and Institution is a significant early feminist work on the subject, exploring it in its
development ...

Mother Reader

Author: Moyra Davey
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801024
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In Mother Reader, motherhood is scrutinized for all its painful and illuminating subtleties, and addressed with unconventional wisdom and candor.

Twenty First Century Motherhood

Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520476
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Seal Press. Pillemer, Karl, and Kurt Luescher, eds. 2004. Intergenerational
Ambivalences: New Perspectives on Parent-Child Relations in Later Life.
Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 4. Oxford: Elsevier. Rich,
Adrienne. 1986. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. 2nd
ed. New York: Norton. Stone, Pamela. 2007. Opting-Out: Why Women Really
Leave Careers and Head Home. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Suleiman, Susan Robin. 2001.

Precarious Parenthood

Author: Tina-Karen Pusse
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364390262X
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... often distressed, and that it has only relatively recently been theorised.189
Adrienne Rich de- scribes what is, to her, the essence of the mother-daughter
relationship in her book Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and
Institution: “Be- fore sisterhood, there was the knowledge – transitory, fragmented
, perhaps, but original and crucial – of mother-and-daughterhood. This cathexis
between mother and daughter – essential, distorted, misused – is the great un-
written story”.190 ...

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman

Author: Tasha N. Dubriwny
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813554020
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In her landmark 1976 book Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and
Institution, Adrienne Rich describes motherhood as an institution that works—
through a series of organizational structures and cultural belief systems—to
restrain women's agency by reducing their lives to the domestic sphere. The
institution of motherhood ensures that women's potential relationship with the “
powers of reproduction” remains “under male control.”1 Rich writes, “It [the
institution] has withheld ...

Erotic Attunement

Author: Cristina L. H. Traina
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226811387
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2 Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution,
10th anniv. ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986), 31. 3 Rich, Of Woman Born, 35–
36. 4 Sara Ruddick quotes Margaret Walker's unpublished paper. See Sara
Ruddick, Maternal Thinking: Towards a Politics of Peace (Boston: Beacon Press,
1989), 212. 5 Stevi Jackson, “Ordinary Sex,” Sexualities 11, nos. 1–2 (2008): 35.
6 On reports of women's sexual experience, see, e.g., Shere Hite, The Hite
Report (New ...