Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America

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In the early twentieth century, Americans often waxed lyrical about "Mother Love," signaling a conception of motherhood as an all-encompassing identity, rooted in self-sacrifice and infused with social and political meaning. By the 1940s, the idealization of motherhood had waned, and the nation's mothers found themselves blamed for a host of societal and psychological ills. In Mom , Rebecca Jo Plant traces this important shift by exploring the evolution of maternalist politics, changing perceptions of the mother-child bond ...

Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America 2012, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226670225

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Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226670201

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