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The Paradox of Natural Mothering / Chris Bobel

£9.99

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This paperback book is in very good condition. The cover has some wear, a slight crease across the back and marked edge wear on the front free edge, but is otherwise in very good condition. internally the pages are in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked.

Single or married, working mothers are, if not the norm, no longer exceptional. These days, women who stay at home to raise their children seem to be making a radical lifestyle choice. Indeed, the women at the center of The Paradox of Natural Mothering have renounced consumerism and careerism in order to reclaim home and family. These natural mothers favor parenting practices that set them apart from the mainstream: home birth, extended breast feeding, home schooling and natural health care. Regarding themselves as part of a movement, natural mothers believe they are changing society one child, one family at a time.Author Chris Bobel profiles some thirty natural mothers, probing into their choices and asking whether they are reforming or conforming to women's traditional role. Bobel's subjects say that they have chosen to follow their nature rather than social imperatives. Embracing such lifestyle alternatives as voluntary simplicity and attachment parenting, they place family above status and personal achievement. Bobel illuminates the paradoxes of natural mothering, the ways in which these women resist the trappings of upward mobility but acquiesce to a kind of biological determinism and conventional gender scripts.

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Author(s):
Chris Bobel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13 x 20 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1566399076
ISBN-13:
9781566399074
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Temple University Press (2002)
Title:
The Paradox of Natural Mothering

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This paperback book is in very good condition. The cover has some wear, a slight crease across the back and marked edge wear on the front free edge, but is otherwise in very good condition. internally the pages are in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked.

Single or married, working mothers are, if not the norm, no longer exceptional. These days, women who stay at home to raise their children seem to be making a radical lifestyle choice. Indeed, the women at the center of The Paradox of Natural Mothering have renounced consumerism and careerism in order to reclaim home and family. These natural mothers favor parenting practices that set them apart from the mainstream: home birth, extended breast feeding, home schooling and natural health care. Regarding themselves as part of a movement, natural mothers believe they are changing society one child, one family at a time.Author Chris Bobel profiles some thirty natural mothers, probing into their choices and asking whether they are reforming or conforming to women's traditional role. Bobel's subjects say that they have chosen to follow their nature rather than social imperatives. Embracing such lifestyle alternatives as voluntary simplicity and attachment parenting, they place family above status and personal achievement. Bobel illuminates the paradoxes of natural mothering, the ways in which these women resist the trappings of upward mobility but acquiesce to a kind of biological determinism and conventional gender scripts.

Author(s):
Chris Bobel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13 x 20 x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1566399076
ISBN-13:
9781566399074
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Temple University Press (2002)
Title:
The Paradox of Natural Mothering

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