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Books  >>  Sociology

Susan Douglas

The Mommy Myth

Susan Douglas The Mommy Myth The Idealization Of Motherhood And How It Has Und Revised
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Taking readers on a provocative tour through thirty years of media images about mothers -- the superficial achievements of celebrity moms, the sensational coverage of dangerous day care, the media-manufactured ""mommy wars"" between working mothers and stay-at-home moms, and more -- The Mommy Myth contends that this ""new momism"" has been shaped by out-of-date mores, and that no matter how hard they try, women will never achieve it. In this must-read for every woman, Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels shatter the myth of the perfect mom and all but shout, ""We're not gonna take it anymore!""

Publishers Weekly In the idealized myth, mothers and babies spend their days discovering the wonders of life, reading, playing, and laughing. Mom wears her baby in a sling, never raises her voice, and of course has unlimited time and patience. Baby grows up safe, happy, and respectful. In real life, however, it's a different story. Douglas and Michaels blow the lid off...


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