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Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood
Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood (June 2013)
Resisting Monomaternalism in Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended, and Polygamous Families
Shelley M. Park - Author

Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.

Bridging the gap between feminist studies of motherhood and queer theory, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that need not be rooted in lesbian or gay sexual identities. Working from an interdisciplinary fr...(Read More)
 
 
Mothers Who Deliver
Mothers Who Deliver (September 2010)
Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse
Jocelyn Fenton Stitt - Editor
Pegeen Reichert Powell - Editor

New directions in thinking about mothering.

Mothers Who Deliver brings together essays that focus on mothering as an intelligent practice, deliberately reinvented and rearticulated by mothers themselves. The contributors to this watershed volume focus on a variety of subjects, from mothers in children’s picture books and mothers writing blogs to global maternal activism and mothers raising gay son...(Read More)
 
 
Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy
Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy (December 2009)
David V. Ciavatta - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2011 Biennial Book Prize, presented by the Canadian Philosophical Association

Investigates the role of family in Hegel’s phenomenology.

This original study of the role that family life plays in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Philosophy of Right pays particular attention to Hegel’s characterization of the family as an uncon...(Read More)
 
 
The Culture of Teenage Mothers
The Culture of Teenage Mothers (November 2009)
Joanna Gregson - Author

Explores teen mothers’ perceptions of their situations and the social stigma that affects them.

Society stigmatizes teen pregnancy, but most teenage mothers keep their babies and many regard their pregnancies as the best thing that ever happened to them. In this book, Joanna Gregson explores teen mothers’ shared culture: how they perceive their situations and how they experience stigma. Drawing from four...(Read More)
 
 
Motherhood Misconceived
Motherhood Misconceived (October 2009)
Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films
Heather Addison - Editor
Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly - Editor
Elaine Roth - Editor

First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.

As celebrities sporting “baby bumps,” politicians, Olympic athletes, and talk show guests, mothers are ubiquitous throughout U.S. media and popular culture. Like lightning rods, these high-profile mothers attract accolades and judgments associated with ideals of female sexuality, gender roles, and constructions of contemporary families. Motherhood ...(Read More)
 
 
Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems
Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems (July 2009)
Paul C. Rosenblatt - Author

Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.

The modern family is inundated with information and no family can attend to it all; families must set priorities and remain oblivious to much. Obliviousness is the intriguing subject of Paul C. Rosenblatt’s speculative and theoretical work. The hidden undersides o...(Read More)

 
 
When Play Was Play
When Play Was Play (April 2009)
Why Pick-up Games Matter
Ronald Bishop - Author

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

When Play Was Play offers a fascinating look at the disappearing world of childhood pick-up games. Drawing on his own experiences as well as a wealth of interviews and surveys, Ronald Bishop tells why these loosely structured games mattered—camaraderie, opportunities to develop social skills, and independence from the world of adults. Bishop contrasts his and o...(Read More)

 
 
Same-Sex Partners
Same-Sex Partners (March 2009)
The Social Demography of Sexual Orientation
Amanda K. Baumle - Author
D'Lane Compton - Author
Dudley L. Poston Jr. - Author

A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.

Addressing the lack of understanding regarding the lives of same-sex couples, this book examines the sociodemographic characteristics of partnered gay men and lesbians. The authors draw on U.S. census data to present quantitative analyses of topics pertaining to gay men and lesbians that have previously been relatively ...(Read More)
 
 
Where We Find Ourselves
Where We Find Ourselves (February 2009)
Jewish Women around the World Write about Home
Miriam Ben-Yoseph - Editor
Deborah Nodler Rosen - Editor

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

In this remarkable collection of essays, stories, and poems, Jewish women writers from around the world offer diverse perspectives on the idea of home. The longing for home is as ancient as the exile from Eden, and for the thirty-nine writers showcased in this antho...(Read More)
 
 
Family Violence
Family Violence (January 2009)
Communication Processes
Dudley D. Cahn - Editor

Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.

Although the United States has a high level of affluence and education compared to much of the rest of the world, neither wealth nor schooling ensures personal safety, particularly within the family and home. Every ten seconds, a child is beaten, neglected, or molested...(Read More)
 
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