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White Feminists and Contemporary Maternity: Purging Matrophobia Hardcover – March 30, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0230608634 ISBN-10: 0230608639
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D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Boston University, College of General Studies. She has published in a variety of Communication and Women’s Studies Journals. She is also under contract for two edited volumes on contemporary motherhood and mothering: Contemplating Maternity in the Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction with Sara Hayden and Being and Thinking as an Academic Mother: Theory and Narrative with Andrea O’Reilly. 


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230608639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230608634
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,823,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sfoss on August 26, 2013
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This book conostitutes a rethinking of contemporary feminism through the lens of matrophobia, the fear of becoming one's mother. Through a sophisticated set of arguments, Hallstein suggests that the underlying matrophobia of much feminist thought divides women from one another and from themselves. She provides an instructive historical outline of how matrophobia developed and provides suggstions for a new theoretical position that maintains both a structural focus on institutional power and a focus on the micro practices of power. This is an important addition to the feminist literature on mothering.
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