The political consequences of motherhood / Jill S. Greenlee.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.CAWP series in gender and American politics: Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780472120208; 0472120204; 9781306881302; 1306881307.Subject(s): Women -- Political activity -- United States | Motherhood -- Political aspects -- United States | Feminism -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Political Consequences of Motherhood.DDC classification: 306.874/3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"From civically and politically engaged women linking their identity as "mothers" to their fight for prohibition, public sanitation, and protective labor laws to the general call to arms of "mama grizzlies" issued by Sarah Palin in 2010, American political activists and candidates have used motherhood to rally women's interest, support, and participation throughout American history. Politicized motherhood persists, and motherhood continues to inspire women's participation and direct their concerns. In The Political Consequences of Motherhood, Jill S. Greenlee investigates the complex relationship between motherhood and women's political attitudes. Combining a historical overview of the ways motherhood has been used for political purposes with recent political opinion surveys and individual-level analysis, she explains how and when motherhood shapes women's thoughts and preferences. Greenlee argues that two mechanisms account for the durability of motherhood politics. First, women experience attitudinal shifts when they become mothers. Second, "mother" is a broad-based identity, widely shared and ideologically unconstrained, that lends itself to appeals across the political spectrum to build support for candidates and policy issues"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Motherhood and Politics -- The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: 1920-1976 -- Soccer Moms, Hockey Moms, and Waitress Moms: 1980-2008 -- Distinctions: Political Perspectives of Mothers and Nonmothers -- The "Transformative" Effect of Motherhood -- Talking about Motherhood: Common Shifts in Political Thinking -- Reasons for Change: How Motherhood Alters Political Attitudes -- Consequences.