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The demands of motherhood : agents, roles and recognitions

Author: Lisa Smyth
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on qualitative interviews with forty middle-class mothers living in Northern Ireland and the US, this book explores the strategies women adopt, as they take on and creatively re-make  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Smyth
ISBN: 9780230579309 0230579302
OCLC Number: 774489649
Description: viii, 178 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Modernity, normativity and recognition --
3. Motherhood's normativity --
4. Authentic motherhood: expressive individualism --
5. Choosing motherhood: rational plannng --
6. Balancing acts: maternal pragmatism --
7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Responsibility: Lisa Smyth.
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