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The mommy myth

the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all women

by Douglas, Susan J.

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motherhood,
  • Women in mass media,
  • Mothers

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-361) and index.

    StatementSusan Douglas and Meredith Michaels
    ContributionsMichaels, Meredith W.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ759 .D67 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination383 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24768087M
    ISBN 100743260465, 0743259998
    ISBN 109780743260466, 9780743259996
    OCLC/WorldCa60880138

    Get this from a library! The mommy myth: the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women. [Susan J Douglas; Meredith W Michaels] -- Challenges idealized concepts about motherhood that compromise women's rights and empowerment, citing unrealistic parenting standards, media scare tactics, and negative attitudes that victimize both.   The Mommy Myth of “Someday” Someday, I’ll write that book, visit that land, buy that house, start volunteering in the community. It’s like we believe that motherhood has us in a holding pattern and we have to wait for our real life– the meaningful work– to start after the kids are grown.

    Susan J. Douglas is an American feminist columnist, and cultural critic who writes about gender issues, media criticism and American politics. She has published five books on American history, and is currently Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. A thought provoking, swift read, The Mommy Myth provides a powerful antidote to every glossy magazine at the supermarket checkout featuring a reed-thin six-days' postpartum celebrity mom and every "mom" who professes to want do to nothing more in life than tend to her brood. Some will see this book as too polemic or strident (a term all too.

    This vision of motherhood is highly romanticized and yet its standards for success remain forever out of reach, no matter how hard women may try to “have it all.””The Mommy Myth” takes a provocative tour through the past thirty years of media images about mothers: the superficial achievements of the celebrity mom, the news media’s.   The Mommy Myth (Paperback) The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women. By Susan Douglas, Meredith Michaels. Free Press, , pp. Publication Date: February 8, Other Editions of This Title.


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