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Twenty-first Century Motherhood Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency

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For more than two decades, the study of motherhood has focused on three main categories: motherhood as institution, motherhood as experience, and motherhood as identity or subjectivity. While this work has been groundbreaking, it fails to account for motherhood in the twenty-first century, which has been transformed by increasing agency, along with immense social, scientific, and technological changes.

This collection considers developments that were unimaginable even a decade ago-the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, species-altering applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. It pulls together a range of disciplines and diverse themes in motherhood studies, confronting the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, political mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement. In doing so it incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives. This collection invites dialogue and debate so that readers can engage with these issues while also learning from them.

USA 2010
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For more than two decades, the study of motherhood has focused on three main categories: motherhood as institution, motherhood as experience, and motherhood as identity or subjectivity. While this work has been groundbreaking, it fails to account for motherhood in the twenty-first century, which has been transformed by increasing agency, along with immense social, scientific, and technological changes.

This collection considers developments that were unimaginable even a decade ago-the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, species-altering applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. It pulls together a range of disciplines and diverse themes in motherhood studies, confronting the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, political mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement. In doing so it incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives. This collection invites dialogue and debate so that readers can engage with these issues while also learning from them.

USA 2010
Introduction, by Andrea O'Reilly Part I: Experience 1. Chicana Mothering in the Twenty-first Century: Challenging Stereotypes and Transmitting Culture, by Jessica M. Vasquez 2. Muslim Motherhood: Traditions in Changing Contexts, by Gail Murphy-Geiss 3. Mothering in Fear: How Living in an Insecure-Feeling World Affects Parenting, by Ana Villalobos 4. Mother-Talk: Conversations with Mothers of Female-to-Male Transgender Children, by Sarah F. Pearlman 5. Queer Parenting in the New Millennium: Resisting Normal, by Rachel Epstein 6. Contemporary Mothering Practices in the Context of HIV and AIDS: A South African Case, by Thenjiwe Magwaza Part II: Identity 7. Ambivalence of the Motherhood Experience, by Ivana Brown 8. Supermothers on Film; or, Maternal Melodrama in the Twenty-first Century, by Adrienne McCormick 9. Juno or Just Another Girl? Young Breeders and a New Century of Racial Politics of Motherhood, by Mary Thompson 10. Taking Off the Maternal Lens: Engaging with Sara Ruddick on Men and Mothering, by Andrea Doucet 11. Reproducing Possibilities: Androgenesis and Mothering Human Identity, by Deirdre M. Condit Part III: Policy 12. Mothers of the Global Welfare State: How Neoliberal Globalization Affects Working Mothers in Sweden and Canada, by Honor Brabazon 13. The Erosion of College Access for Low-Income Mothers, by A. Fiona Pearson 14. Academic Life Balance for Mothers: Pipeline or Pipe Dream?, by Michele L. Vancour and William M. Sherman 15. Exclusive Breastfeeding and Work Policies in Eldoret, Kenya, by Violet Naanyu 16. Brown Bodies, White Eggs: The Politics of Cross-racial Gestational Surrogacy, by Laura Harrison 17. What Will Become of Us? New Biotechnologies and the Need for Maternal Leadership, by Enola G. Aird Part IV: Agency 18. From "Choice" to Change: Rewriting the Script of Motherhood as Maternal Activism, by Judith Stadtman Tucker 19. The Mothers' Movement: The Challenges of Coalition Building in the Twenty-first Century, by Patrice DiQuinzio 20. Political Labeling of Mothers: An Obstacle to Equality in Politics, by Marsha Marotta 21. Racially Conscious Mothering in the "Colorblind" Century: Implications for African American Motherwork, by Camille Wilson Cooper 22. It Takes a (Virtual) Village: Mothering on the Internet, by May Friedman 23. Outlaw(ing) Motherhood: A Theory and Politic of Maternal Empowerment for the Twenty-first Century, by Andrea O'Reilly
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