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Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Jessica Martucci

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Breastfeeding rates in America fell throughout the 1950s and 1960s before beginning to climb again in the 1970s. This work argues that the development of an ideology of natural motherhood preceded ... More


Confronting the Puzzle1

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Women's political equality in terms of their representation as elected leaders in the United States is a serious problem and also a puzzle. In terms of women's political representation, the United ... More


Defining Maternal Public Policies

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The early 1960s and 70s witnessed a remarkable women's rights movement in the United States. While negative individual rights are vital for women's full inclusion in society, they are not enough. ... More


Generating Public Attitudes

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The traditional model of how public policies are generated is citizen-centered. Public attitudes toward citizens are the source of public policies, which can teach citizens about government and about ... More


The Laggard American State

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Most democracies comparable to the United States are hybrid states, and, like the United States, started off with a monarchical heritage, which represents social and biological maternal traits by ... More


Maternalizing American Government, Briefly

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

American government became maternal because it became identified as a legitimate instrument for caring for people, whether the recipients of that care were men or women, adults or children, American ... More


Fixing the State

in The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The problem with the United States is that, although hybrid symbolism is evident in the political campaigns of candidates, the state itself is deficient in this regard. A hybrid symbolism that works ... More


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