The cultural contradictions of motherhood /

Working mothers today confront not only conflicting demands on their time and energy but also conflicting ideas about how they are to behave: they must be nurturing and unselfish while engaged in child rearing but competitive and ambitious at work. As more and more women enter the workplace, it woul...

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Main Author: Hays, Sharon, 1956-
Format: eBook
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Why can't a mother be more like a businessman?
  • From rods to reasoning : the historical construction of intensive mothering
  • "What every baby knows" : contemporary advice on appropriate child rearing
  • Sorting the mail : the social bases of variations in mothering
  • Intensive mothering : women's work on behalf of the sacred child
  • The mommy wars : ambivalence, ideological work, and the cultural contradictions of motherhood
  • Love, self-interest, power, and opposition : untangling the roots of intensive mothering.