White Feminists and Contemporary Maternity

Purging Matrophobia

Authors: Hallstein, D.

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This work explores matrophobia - the fear not of one s mother or of motherhood but of becoming one s mother - in past and present white feminist analyses of motherhood and mothering. By tracing white second wave feminism s strategic choice to organize first as sisters then as daughters, O Brien Hallstein argues matrophobia became embedded in past and continues to linger in contemporary feminist analyses. As a result, contemporary analyses reveal crucially important but limited understandings of contemporary motherhood and mothering. This important work concludes that matrophobia can be reduced and eliminated by reorienting analyses to mutual responsiveness between sisters and daughters, second and third wave feminists.

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D. LYNN O'BRIEN HALLSTEIN is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Boston University, College of General Studies, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Hallstein, D. Lynn O’Brien

    Pages 1-24

  • White Second Wave Feminisms and Rich: Historic Feminist Matrophobia

    Hallstein, D. Lynn O’Brien

    Pages 25-45

  • From Ongoing Silence to Popular Writers’ Matrophobia

    Hallstein, D. Lynn O’Brien

    Pages 47-73

  • Sisters, Daughters, and Feminist Maternal Scholars: Contemporary Matrophobia

    Hallstein, D. Lynn O’Brien

    Pages 75-106

  • What’s Wrong with a Little Lingering Matrophobia?: Rhetorical Consequences in Contemporary Analyses

    Hallstein, D. Lynn O’Brien

    Pages 107-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
White Feminists and Contemporary Maternity
Book Subtitle
Purging Matrophobia
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10619-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230106192
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60863-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37556-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
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