References for Theme: Mothering
- Bezanson, Kate; Luxton, Meg
Social Reproduction: Feminist Political Economy Challenges Neo-Liberalism
"Social reproduction, when valued by the market, is gendered, often racialized, and poorly remunerated. Where states no longer provided support and where purchasing services on the market was not feasible, the burden of providing additional care and work fell onto families, especially women. In Ontario under the Conservatives (1995-2003), this familializing and individualizing thrust was underlined by a rhetoric about family values and a nostalgic idealization of motherhood and community. As material supports for communities and families were cut, this family ideology blamed families--and mothers in particular--for failing to take responsibility for their members." p. 6
- Boris, Eileen
"When Work Is Slavery"
'At a time when organized feminism concentrated on the Equal Rights Amendment, welfare activists insisted on their right to the resources necessary to mother. They demanded, as a New Jersey activist put it, "help in the areas of emergency food, furniture, moving monies, or help with other normal problems confronting Welfare families, given their inadequate income and circumstances." She exclaimed: "We are not unfit mothers, but neither are we magicians; we do not get adequate monies or supportive services to begin with, in order to have a budget at all."' p. 37
- Caballero, Cecilia; Martínez-Vu, Yvette; Pérez-Torres, Judith; Téllez, Michelle; Vega, Christine
- Collins, Patricia Hill
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
"Black Women and Motherhood"
- Comerford, Lynn
- Cowan, Ruth Schwartz
More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave
- De Beauvoir, Simone
The Second Sex
(p.68) to give birth and to breast-feed are not activities but natural functions; they do not involve a project,which is why the woman finds no motive there to claim a higher meaning for her existence;she passively submits to her biological destiny. Because housework alone is compatible withthe duties of motherhood, she is condemned to domestic labor, which locks her intorepetition and immanence; day after day it repeats itself in identical form from century tocentury; it produces nothing new.
- Dixon, Suzanne
- Duncan, Simon; Edwards, Rosalind
- Dunworth, Felicity
- Fallon, Kathleen Mary
- Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Women and Economics
(p.129) Maternal energy is the force through which have come into the world both love and industry. It is through the tireless activity of this desire, the mother’s wish to serve the young, that she began the first of the arts and crafts whereby we live. While the male savage was still a mere hunter and fighter, expressing masculine energy, the katabolic force, along its essential line, expanding, scattering, the female savage worked out in equally natural ways the conserving force of female energy. She gathered together and saved nutrition for the child, as the germ-cell gathers and saves nutrition in...
- Glenn, Evelyn Nakan; Chang, Grace; Forcey, Linda Rennie
- Hill Collins, Patricia
- Hochschild, Arlie
- Hochschild, Arlie Russell
- Joshi, Heather
- Joshi, Heather; Paci, Pierella; Waldfogel, Jane
- Kloepfer, Deborah Kelly
- Lake, Marilyn
"Childbearers as Rights-bearers: Feminist Discourse on the Rights of Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal Mothers in Australia, 1920–50"
- McClain, Dani
- Messer, Jane
"Reconceptualizing maternal work: Dejours, Ruddick and Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin"
"Even Womb Surrogates Think: Rethinking Labour and Maternal Work"
- Messer, Jane; Brookman, Victoria
- O'Reilly, Andrea
Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart
Maternal Theory: Essential Readings
Encyclopedia of Motherhood
- O'Reilly, Andrea; Abbey, Sharon
- Oliver, Kelly
- O’Reilly, Andrea; Ruddick, Sara
- Pande, Amrita
- Ribbens, Jane
- Ruddick, Sara
"Maternal Thinking as a Feminist Standpoint"
"On" Maternal Thinking""
- Sandford, Stella
- Senior, Olive
- Silva, Elizabeth Bortolaia
- Teman, Elly
- Woodward, Kathryn
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