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Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Julie Stephens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book confronts the core claims of postmaternal thought and criticizes dominant representations of feminism as having forgotten motherhood. It does this through an investigation of oral ... More


Introduction

Julie Stephens

in Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book seeks to develop, and carefully build up, a picture of postmaternal thinking. At the heart of postmaterial thinking ... More


Unmothering

Julie Stephens

in Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter deals with the project of building the foundations for a concept of postmaternal thinking. Here key concepts such as neoliberalism are further defined and interpreted. It examines the ... More


Maternalism Reconfigured?

Julie Stephens

in Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter documents the whirlwind of online activity around motherhood. It analyzes the extent to which the so-called new mothers’ movement points to a reconfigured maternalism or reproduces the ... More


Feminist Reminiscence

Julie Stephens

in Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the troubling ways in which feminists have remembered their mothers, including memoir, autobiography, life writing, oral history, and public discourse. It questions what in fact ... More


Memory and Modernity

Julie Stephens

in Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory, and Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149211
eISBN:
9780231520560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149211.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In contrast to the previous chapter’s concern with the collective forgetting of the “nurturing mother” in reminiscences of feminists about their own mothers, this chapter focuses on questions of ... More


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