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The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism and the Problem of Mothering (Thinking Gender)

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An adequate analysis of experiences and situations specific to women, especially mothering, requires consideration of women's difference. A focus on women's difference, however, jeopardizes feminism's claims of women's equal individualist subjectivity, and risks recuperating the inequality and oppression of women, especially the view that all women should be mothers, want to be mothers, and are most happy being mothers. This book considers how thinkers including de Beauvoir, Kristeva, Chodorow and Rich struggle to negotiate this dilemma of difference in analyzing mothering, encompassing the paradoxes concerning embodiment, gender and representation they encounter. Patrice DiQuinzio shows that mothering has been and will continue to be an intractable problem for feminist theory, and argues for a reconceptualization of feminist theory itself, and suggests the political usefulness of an explicitly paradoxical politics of mothering.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415910231
Author:
Diquinzio, Patrice
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Diquinzio Patri
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Feminist theory -- United States.
Subject:
Motherhood -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Thinking Gender
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.83 in. 1.08 lbs.

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