Women’s and Gender Studies

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Family

  1. Nuclear Family Values, Extended Family Lives

    The Power of Race, Class, and Gender

    By Natalia Sarkisian, Naomi Gerstel

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Nuclear Family Values, Extended Family Lives shows how the current emphasis on the nuclear family – with its exclusion of the extended family – is narrow, even deleterious, and misses much of family life. This omission is tied to gender, race, and class. This book is broken down into six...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Philosophical Inquiries into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering

    Maternal Subjects

    Edited by Sheila Lintott, Maureen Sander-Staudt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering is a growing area of interest to academic philosophers. This volume brings together a diverse group of philosophers to speak about topics in this reemerging area of philosophical inquiry, taking up new themes, such as maternal...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  3. Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity

    By Alison Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Alison Stone develops a feminist approach to maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that in the West the self has often been understood in opposition to the maternal body, so that one must separate oneself from the mother and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in childhood to...

    Published September 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Outsourcing the Womb

    Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market

    By France Winddance Twine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    A quiet revolution has been taking place during the past three decades. The way that children enter families has changed radically among upper middle class families. In the 1980s infertility increasing became defined as a medical problem that could be solved with assisted reproductive technologies...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Media and Middle Class Moms

    Images and Realities of Work and Family

    By Lara J. Descartes, Conrad Kottak

    Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book...

    Published February 4th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge