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"Maternal Thinking"

by Ruddick, Sara (1980)

Abstract

As the heart rolled on the ground It gave forth a plaintive sound. And it spoke, in accents mild:" Did you hurt yourself, my child?" 1 Many of this story's wishes and fantasies are familiar. Our love for our sons is said to be dangerous to the" maid" who seeks to take him …

Keywords

Maternal Thinking, Maternal Labour, Care, Care Work, Family, Division Of Labour, Gendered Labour, Childcare, Domestic Labour, Feminism, Feminist Movement, Feminist Studies

Themes

Ruddick, Mothering Work

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