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How and Why Mothers Have Been Shortchanged

Susan Thistle

in From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter evaluates the crisis created by the transformation of women's work, providing a deeper understanding of why women are having such difficulty combining work and family. It looks closely ... More


The Black Mother/Wife: Negotiating Trauma

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on plays written by Georgia Douglas Johnson in the late 1920s as she hosted a literary salon in her Washington, D.C., home. These texts present the black mother/wife, whose ... More


Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how black girls were represented in the earliest extant examples of the black press by focusing on Freedom's Journal, published from 1827 to 1829, and the Colored American ... More


Guns and Motherhood: A Millennial Maternalism

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the Million Mom March helped parents, especially mothers, heal from the loss of a loved one to gun violence. It compares past maternalist movements to this one and shows the ... More


Racialized Maternalisms: White Motherhood and National Modernity

Raka Shome

in Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038730
eISBN:
9780252096686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038730.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how ideologies of white motherhood function as sites through which shifts in a nation's sense of the modern is enabled by locating the Diana phenomenon in the social context of ... More


Culture in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's speech on black mothering for Brooklyn women, and incorporates popular cultural artifacts—work and blues songs, poetry, folklore, and short ... More


A Different Kind of Welfare State: California’s Child Care Coalition in the Age of Protest, 1966–71

Natalie M. Fousekis

in Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the new voices that began speaking for child care, both in California and across the nation: black mothers in the welfare rights movement and white middle-class women in the ... More


From SuperOther to SuperMother: The Journey toward Liberty

Nicola Mann

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In “From SuperOther to SuperMother: The Journey toward Liberty,” Nicola Mann studies the character Martha Washington from Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons’ limited series comic Give Me Liberty (1990). A ... More


Mothers of Academically Successful Daughters The Mothers’ Voices

Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica Greene, and Geoffrey L. Greif

in Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195126426
eISBN:
9780197561362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195126426.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

For many of the mothers we interviewed for this book, it does not matter how talented their daughters are academically, because they believe their daughters’ success ... More


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