Maternal Theory

| May 4, 2011

Title: Maternal theory : essential readings
Editor: Andrea O’Reilly
Publisher: Toronto : Demeter Press, c2007
Check It OutHQ1190 .M3776 2007

From the Publisher: Theory on mothers, mothering and motherhood has emerged as a distinct body of knowledge within Motherhood Studies and Feminist Theory more generally. This collection, the first ever anthology on maternal theory, introduces readers to this rich and diverse tradition of maternal theory. Composed of 50 chapters and covering more than three decades of scholarship, Maternal Theory includes all the “must read” theorists on motherhood. Writers include: Adrienne Rich, Nancy Chodorow, Sara Ruddick, Alice Walker, Barbara Katz Rothman, bell hooks, Sharon Hays, Patricia Hill-Collins, Julia Kristeva, Kim Anderson, Audre Lorde, Ellen Lewin, Daphne de Marneffe, Ariel Gore, Ann Crittenden, Judith Warner and many more. Maternal Theory is essential reading for anyone interested in motherhood as experience, ideology, and identity.

About the Author: Andrea O’Reilly is an Associate Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University. She is author /editor of twelve books on Mothering/Motherhood including Mother Outlaws: Theories and Practices of Empowered Mothering. O’Reilly is founder and director of the Association for Research on Mothering.

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