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Conclusion: What Does It Mean to Be a Good Mother?

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0103
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concludes Part III of the book. Unable to leave the workforce, the women in the interviews settle for resting the measure of motherhood not on being there every moment but on being ... More


“A Mother’s Heart Is Tender”: Buddhist Depictions of Mother-Love

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that mother-love is highly idealized in Indian Buddhist literature as the most intense, compassionate, and self-sacrificing type of love possible. As such, mother-love often ... More


Breastfeeding’s emotional intensity: pride, shame and status

Lisa Smyth

in Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447338499
eISBN:
9781447338543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338499.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at how underlying social processes of status inequality, anxiety, and shame shape infant feeding orientation. It examines this connection by looking at the ways in which status ... More


Defending Good-Mother Identities: The Homeschooling Stigma

Jennifer Lois

in Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752517
eISBN:
9780814789438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter illustrates the justifications homeschoolers have developed to fight the emotional stigma of irresponsible mothering that came with keeping their children out of conventional schools. ... More


Girls at Risk of Dumping Their Newborns

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines representations of pregnant women who cope with “unwanted newborns,” as seen in infant abandonment prevention advocacy, safe haven legal advocacy, and media coverage of women ... More


Progressive Mothers

Jacqueline Castledine

in Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037269
eISBN:
9780252094439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter demonstrates how a host of social justice causes remain at the core of U.S. leftist women's postwar activism, including civil rights and women's equality, and more importantly, peace. ... More


Birthmothers and Maternal Identity: The Terms of Relinquishment

Dorothy Rogers

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines birthmothers’ maternal identity as related to their sense of parental obligation, moral status, and personal loss. Drawing on first-person accounts, the chapter explores how ... More


Feminist Acts of Reading: Ariyoshi Sawako, Sono Ayako, and the Lived Experience of Women in Japan

Barbara Hartley

in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866693
eISBN:
9780824876937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866693.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In recent decades, revisionist feminist scholarship has successfully retrieved the subjugated voices of women in Japan and elsewhere. Some women, however, remain largely outside the sphere of ... More


Colony, Modernity, and Sinyŏsŏng (1923–1934)

Ji-Eun Lee

in Women Pre-Scripted: Forging Modern Roles through Korean Print

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839260
eISBN:
9780824868178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839260.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Sinyŏsŏng (New Women, 1923-1926, 1930-1934), the first commercially successful magazine in Korea that targeted women readers. Specifically, it traces changes in New Woman ... More


Sexuality, Domesticity, and Health Advice for Women

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how new discourses on sexuality and domestic practices which emerged in nineteenth-century Bengal focused on remodelling women’s roles as health-conscious good wives and mothers. ... More


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