Consuming Motherhood addresses the provocative question of how motherhood and consumption--as ideologies and as patterns of social action--mutually shape and constitute each other in contemporary North American and European social life. Ideologically, motherhood and consumption are often constructed in opposition to each other, with motherhood standing in as a naturalized social relation that is thought to be uniquely free of the calculating instrumentality that dominates commercial relations. Yet, in social life, ...

Consuming Motherhood 2004, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813534305

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Consuming Motherhood 2004, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

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