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Section One: Out of our Bodies: Pregnancy and Birth.
Denise A. Copelton / Neutralization and Emotion Work in Women’s Accounts of Light Drinking in Pregnancy.
Amber Kinser / A Mosaic of Pregnancy Expertise.
Laura Major / Creative Gestation: Escaping Polarization in Pregnancy and Childbirth Poetry.
Meredith Nash / The Science of Medical ‘Seeing’: Constructing ‘Reality’ through Ultrasound.
Laurie Ousley / Welcome Laughter: Vicky Iovine’s The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy.
Susan Racine Passmore / Natural Rites: The Culture of Natural Childbirth.
Section Two: Is Breast Always Best?: Breastfeeding.
Stephanie Knaak / Deconstructing Discourse: Breastfeeding, Intensive Mothering and the Moral Construction of Choice.
Catherine Ma / If The Breast is Best, Why Are Breastfeeding Rates So Low? An In-Depth Look at Breastfeeding from Policy Makers to The Bottom Dollar.
Karen Maclean / What My Daughter Knows: Towards an Epistemology of Breastfeeding.
Section Three: Challenging Practice: Raising Our Children.
Chris Bobel / Resisting, But Not Too Much: Natural Mothering, Privilege and Cooptation.
Rachel Casiday / Making Decisions About Vaccines: Interactions Between Parents and ‘Experts’.
May Friedman / ‘Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby’: Feminism and Attachment Parenting.
Nalida Quintero / Power to mother: Attachment Parenting and The Patriarchal Model of Work.
Damien W. Riggs / Attachment Theory as a ‘Practice of Heterosexism’: Resisting the Psychologisation of Lesbian and Gay Foster Carers.
Laura Tuley / Half-time Parenting: An Answer for Academic Women.
Section Four: Mother Guilt: Being “Good” Mothers.
Janni Aragon / Instinctual Mamahood: How I Found the Mama.
Kimberly Chisholm / Against the Law.
Susan Driver / Hip Mamas, Playful Imperfections and Defiant Voices: Resisting fantasies of the ‘good mother’ in Ariel Gore’s survival guides.
Angela Hattery / Intensive Motherhood Ideology: Shaping the ways we balance and weave work and family into the 21st Century and Beyond.
Marsha Marotta / Relentless Rebuke: ‘Experts’ and the Scripting of ‘Good’ Mothers.
Jessica Nathanson / What Mothers Don’t Say out Loud: On Putting the Academic Self First.
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1. Professional Women, Timing, and Reproductive Strategies / Michele Y. Pridmore-Brown.
2. “No, I’m Not Catholic, and Yes, They’re All Mine:” The Narratives of Feminist Mothering on the Tenure Track / Kecia Driver McBride.
3. Feminism, Motherhood, and Possibilities in the Writing of Bronwen Wallace / Shelley Martin.
4. Planned Parenthood: The Construction of Motherhood in Lesbian Mother Advice Books / Kristin G. Esterberg.
5. The Voice of the Maternal in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction and Memoirs / Aimee E. Berger.
6. African American Mothers: Victimized, Vilified, and Valorized / Shirley A. Hill.
7. Mothering as Relational Consciousness / Amber E. Kinser.
8. Feminist Family Values: Parenting in Third Wave Feminism and Empowering All Family Members / Colleen Mack-Canty and Sue Marie Wright.
9. Feminist Motherline: Embodied Knowledge/s of Feminist Mothering / Fiona Joy Green.
10. (Un)usual Suspects: Mothers, Masculinities, Monstrosities / Sarah Trimble.
11. “That Is What Feminism Is—The Acting and Living and Not Just the Told”: Modeling and Mentoring Feminism / Andrea O’Reilly.
12. Rocking the Boat: Feminism and the Ideological Grounding of the Twenty-First Century Mothers’ Movement / Judith Stadtman Tucker.
13. Women Staging Coups through Mothering: Depictions in Hispanic Contemporary Literature / Gisela Norat.
14. Maternal Activism: How Feminist Is It? / Janice Nathanson.
15. Balancing Act: Discourses of Feminism, Motherhood and Activism / Pegeen Reichert Powell.
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Labour Signs: The Semiotics of Birthing / Andrea O’Reilly.
Fountains of Love and Loveliness: In Praise of the Dripping Wet Breast / Fiona Giles.
He’s Calling her Da Da!: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Lesbianism as Disease / Metaphor in Child Custody Cases / Shari Kendall and Keller Magenau.
Un/titled: Constructions of Illegitimate Motherhood as Gender Insurrection / Nicole Pietsch.
Black Women and Motherhood in Contemporary Cinematic Science Fiction / Carol B. Duncan.
Paid Work, Family Work and the Discourse of the Full-Tome Mother / Gillian Ranson.
The Impossibility of ‘Natural Parenting’ for Modern Mothers: On Social Structure and the Formation of Habit / Petra Buskens.
Mama Bear as Domestic Micro manger: The Evolution of Cultural Ideas of Motherhood In Bernstein Bears Book Series 1960-2000 / Jodi.Vandenberg-Daves.
All You Need is Love: Representations of Maternal Emotion in Working Mothers Magazine, 1995-1999 / Jillian Duquaine-Watson.
Becoming a Mother / Diane Speier.
Drawing Strength from Our Mothers: Tapping the Roots of Black Women’s History / Cassie Premo Steele.
Stepping on Maternal Ground: Reflections on Becoming an Other-Mother / Pamela Downe.
Queering MaternityMielle Chandler.
Sons of Feminists: Learning from Their Talk / Joyce Castle.
Making Connections Between Parenting and Peace / Sara Ruddick.
‘I’ve Worked Very Hard and Slept Very Little’: Mothers on Tenure Track in Academia / Alice Fothergill and Kathryn Feltey.
Troublesome Practices / Mothering, Literature and Ethics / Emily Jeremiah.
Developmental Mothering in an African American Community: From Grandmothers to New Mothers Again / Priscilla Gibson
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