Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information

Title Intensive mothering : the cultural contradictions of modern motherhood / edited by Linda Rose Ennis.

Publication Info. Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2014]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Sharon Hays' landmark book, The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood, this collection will revisit Hays' concept of "intensive mothering" as a continuing, yet controversial representation of modern motherhood. In Hays' original work, she spoke of "intensive mothering" as primarily being conducted by mothers, centered on children's needs with methods informed by experts, which are labour-intensive and costly simply because children are entitled to this maternal investment. While respecting the important need for connection between mother and baby that is prevalent in the teachings of Attachment Theory, this collection raises into question whether an over-investment of mothers in their children's lives is as effective a mode of parenting, as being conveyed by representations of modern motherhood. In a world where independence is encouraged, why are we still engaging in "intensive motherhood?"
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Motherhood.
Mother and child.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Ennis, Linda Rose, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Intensive mothering. Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2014] 9781927335901 (DLC) 2014472596 (OCoLC)897352628
ISBN 9781926452739 (electronic bk.)
1926452739 (electronic bk.)
9781926452715 (electronic bk.)
1926452712 (electronic bk.)