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Author Stephens, Julie, 1956-

Title Confronting postmaternal thinking [electronic resource] : feminism, memory, and care / Julie Stephens.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 186 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Unmothering -- Feminist reminiscence -- Memory and modernity -- Maternalism reconfigured? -- Conclusion: toward a new feminist maternalism.
Summary Public discourse maintains a deep cultural anxiety around expressions of maternalism and the application of maternal values to the society as a whole. In a policy context, postmaternalism is the priority given to women's claims as employees over their political claims as mothers. Julie Stephens moves beyond these policy definitions and advances a notion of postmaternal thinking to signal this growing unease with maternal forms of subjectivity and maternalist perspectives. In defining the contours of postmaternal thought, she details the elaborate processes of cultural forgetting that go hand.
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Subject Feminist theory.
Motherhood -- Social aspects.
Motherhood -- Political aspects.
Collective memory.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Stephens, Julie, 1956- Confronting postmaternal thinking. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011 9780231149204 (DLC) 2011025624 (OCoLC)731536449
ISBN 9780231520560 (electronic bk.)
0231520565 (electronic bk.)
9780231149204 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231149204 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231149211 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0231149212 (pbk. ; alk. paper)