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Title The mother-blame game / edited by Vanessa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian.

Publication Info. Toronto : Demeter Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages) : illustrations.
Summary "The Mother-Blame Game is an interdisciplinary and intersectional examination of the phenomenon of mother-blame in the twenty-first century. As the socioeconomic and cultural expectations of what constitutes "good motherhood" grow continually narrow and exclusionary, mothers are demonized and stigmatized-perhaps now more than ever-for all that is perceived to go "wrong" in their children's lives. This anthology brings together creative and scholarly contributions from feminist academics and activists alike to provide a dynamic study of the many varied ways in which mothers are blamed and shamed for their maternal practice. Importantly, it also considers how mothers resist these ideologies by engaging in empowered and feminist mothering practices, as well as by publicly challenging patriarchal discourses of "good motherhood""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Contextualizing the mother-blame game / Vanessa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian -- Mother-blame and the body -- Mothers, daughters, blame, and the body / Tasha Muresan, Heather Reel, Marie Hansen, and Aurelie Athan -- Breastfeeding shame and the birth of the mother / Catherine Robinson -- Unfit mothers? Mother-blame and moral panic over "obesity" / Tracy Royce -- Blaming "othered" mothers -- Fated fate? Patriarchal ethics and reproductive politics in Southwest China / Fang-Tzu Yen -- "I was the one who opened my legs": the tropes and consequences of blaming pregnant and mothering teens / Jenna Vinson and Sally Stevens -- "Because you had me as a teen": neoliberalism and the "problem" of teen pregnancy / Vanessa Reimer -- From the court of law to the court of public opinion: the role of mother-blame in Canadian infanticide cases / Kaley M. Ames -- "We want to consistently address their needs": explorations of the perceptions, experiences and challenges of parenting interventions for incarcerated mothers / Talia Esnard -- Mother-blame in popular culture -- Blaming the mother: the politics of gender in Cindy Sheehan's protest of the Iraq War / Linda Pershing -- Tiger mothers and the birth of a new maternal epithet: a feminist critical discourse analysis of popular responses to Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother / Sarah Sahagian -- "Because my mother was a liar and a whore": adulterous mothers and paternity uncertainty in Jo Nesbø's The Snowman / Berit Åström -- Lean in or leave before you leave? False dichotomies of choice and blame in public debates about working motherhood / Jennifer L. Borda -- Sharing mother-blame stories: strategies for resistance -- Twice shamed and twice blamed: assumptions, myths, and stereotypes about "giving up a child" and "taking in a child" / Lee Murray and Kerri Kearney -- What my Buddhist son taught me about blame / Rosie Rosenzweig -- "Disabling" motherhood in 1914 and 2014: stories of two women / Alison Quaggin Harkin -- Loving Miss JBP: writing/art as mothering practice in a mother-blaming culture / Lorinda Peterson.
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Subject Motherhood -- 21st century.
Mothers -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Blame -- Social aspects -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Reimer, Vanessa, 1986- author, editor.
Sahagian, Sarah, 1986- author, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Mother-blame game 9781926452142 (OCoLC)928679693
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