The Impossibility of Motherhood : Feminism, Individualism and the Problem of Mothering.
By: DiQuinzio, Patrice.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Thinking Gender: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (297 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203820704.Subject(s): Feminist theory -- United States | Motherhood -- Political aspects -- United States | Mothers -- United States -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Impossibility of Motherhood : Feminism, Individualism and the Problem of MotheringDDC classification: 306.8743 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism, and the Problem of Mothering -- Copyright -- Content -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Mothering and Feminism: Essential Motherhood and the Dilemma of Difference -- Chapter One: Feminism and Individualism: Identity and Difference, Ideology and Rearticulation J Chapter Two Mothering and the Emergence of Feminism Challenging and Recuperating Individualism -- Chapter Two: Mothering and the Emergence of Feminism: Challenging and Recuperating Individualism -- Chapter Three: Mothering and Difference Feminism: The Problem of Embodiment -- Chapter Four: The Body as Situation: Implications for Mothering -- Chapter Five: Maternal Thinking: Practice and Standpoint, Experience and Narrative -- Chapter Six: Embodiment and Discourse: Positioning Maternal Subjectivity in Language -- Chapter Seven: Mothering and Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of the Dilemma of Difference -- Chapter Eight: Mothering and Women's Experience: The Desires of Feminist Theory -- Conclusion: The Impossibility of Motherhood: A Paradoxical Politics of Mothering -- Notes -- References -- Index.
An adequate analysis of experiences and situations specific to women, especially mothering, requires consideration of women's difference. A focus on women's difference, however, jeopardizes feminism's claims of women's equal individualist subjectivity, and risks recuperating the inequality and oppression of women, especially the view that all women should be mothers, want to be mothers, and are most happy being mothers. This book considers how thinkers including Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Nancy Choderow and Adrienne Rich struggle to negotiate this dilemma of difference in analyzing mothering, encompassing the paradoxes concerning embodiment, gender and representation they encounter. Patrice Di Quinzio shows that mothering has been and will continue to be an intractable problem for feminist theory itself, and suggests the political usefulness of an explicitly paradoxical politics of mothering.
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