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"Bad" Mothers : The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America - 98 edition

"Bad" Mothers : The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America (ISBN10: 0814751202; ISBN13: 9780814751206)
ISBN13: 978-0814751206
ISBN10: 0814751202

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0814751190
ISBN10: 0814751199

Summary: In the past quarter century, ''bad'' mothers have moved noticeably toward center stage in American culture. While Susan Smith will eventually fade from the tabloids, the monster mother that she represents has a storied and long history. Mothers have been blamed for a host of problems, from autism in children (due to chilly ''refrigerator'' mothers), to homosexuality (attributed to ''smothering'' moms), to welfare dependency and crime (caused by black ''matriarchs'' a ...show morend single mothers). Some mothers are not good mothers. No one can deny that. There are women who neglect their children, abuse them, and fail to provide them with proper psychological nurturance. While such mothers have always stimulated the American imagination, the definition of what constitutes a bad mother has expanded significantly in recent years. Indeed, with a distinct minority of American families living the two-parent, one-worker lifestyle once considered the norm, we all face the discomfiting question, Do most mothers now qualify as ''bad'' mothers in one way or another? Drawing together the work of prominent scholars and journalists, ''Bad'' Mothers considers such diverse topics as the mother-blaming theories of psychological and medical ''experts,'' bad mothers in the popular media, the scapegoating of mothers in politics, and the punitive approach to ''bad'' mothers by social service and legal authorities. The volume also includes the stories of individual ''bad'' mothers, from sterilization survivor Willie Mallory to rock star Courtney Love. Ably edited by two leading scholars, ''Bad'' Mothers marks an important contribution to the literature on motherhood.

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Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 01/01/1998
International: No

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New York, New York, U.S.A. 1997 Soft Cover 1st Edition Near Fine First printing. An important collection of essays fcussing on a seminal aspect of our culture: what consistutes good vs. bad motherin ...show moreg. A cross-disciplinary study with some well-known contributors from academia, journalism, public health and social service. Some essays include Chapter Notes. A near fine copy with light shelfwear, college bookstore sticker to ffep. 411 pp. ...show less
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