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The Resource Matricentric feminism : theory, activism, and practice, Andrea O'Reilly

Matricentric feminism : theory, activism, and practice, Andrea O'Reilly

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Matricentric feminism : theory, activism, and practice
Title
Matricentric feminism
Title remainder
theory, activism, and practice
Statement of responsibility
Andrea O'Reilly
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman and that many of the problems mothers face-socially, economically, politically, culturally, and psychologically-are specific to women's work and identity as mothers. Indeed, mothers, arguably more so than women in general, remain disempowered despite forty years of feminism. Mothers, thus, need a feminism of their own, one that positions mothers' concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic of empowerment. O'Reilly terms this new mode of feminism matricentic feminism and the book explores how it is represented and experienced in theory, activism, and practice. The chapter on maternal theory examines the central theoretical concepts of maternal scholarship to include Adrienne Rich's distinction between mothering and motherhood, Sara Ruddick's model of maternal thinking and practice and Patricia Hill Collins' concept of othermothering while the chapter on activism considers the 21st century motherhood movement. Feminist mothering is likewise examined as the specific practice of matricentric feminism and this chapter discusses varies theories and strategies on and for maternal empowerment. Matricentric feminism is also examined in relation to the larger field of Feminist Theory and Women's Studies; here O'Reilly persuasively shows how matricentric feminism has been marginalized in feminist scholarship and considers the reasons for such exclusion and how such may be challenged and changed."--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Reilly, Andrea
Dewey number
305.4201
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.O74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminist theory
  • Feminism
  • Mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
Label
Matricentric feminism : theory, activism, and practice, Andrea O'Reilly
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : matricentric feminism is a gift to the world / Petra Bueskens -- Matricentric feminism as scholarship : maternal theory -- Matricentric feminism as activism : the twenty-first-century motherhood movement -- Matricentric feminism as practice : feminist mothering -- Matricentric feminism and its relationship to academic feminism
Control code
958485780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781772580839
Lccn
2016436404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958485780
Label
Matricentric feminism : theory, activism, and practice, Andrea O'Reilly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : matricentric feminism is a gift to the world / Petra Bueskens -- Matricentric feminism as scholarship : maternal theory -- Matricentric feminism as activism : the twenty-first-century motherhood movement -- Matricentric feminism as practice : feminist mothering -- Matricentric feminism and its relationship to academic feminism
Control code
958485780
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781772580839
Lccn
2016436404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958485780

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