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The Resource Ordinary insanity : fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America, Sarah Menkedick

Ordinary insanity : fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America, Sarah Menkedick

Label
Ordinary insanity : fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America
Title
Ordinary insanity
Title remainder
fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Menkedick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear that afflicts new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into culture, science, and psychology of contemporary motherhood. Fear is a growing but largely unrecognized crisis among pregnant women and new mothers. With scarce resources available for their care and precious little time or support, many suffer from emotional conditions that don't fall neatly within the diagnosis of 'postpartum depression.' They are often left vulnerable and alone, unable to distinguish what is normal from what is not, as they fend for themselves in the weeks and months after birth, held captive by overwhelming feelings of grief, anxiety, and obsession. This crippling state of madness, though sometimes temporary, is commonly left untreated and systematically disregarded by much of the medical establishment and broader society. Perhaps even more dangerously, a mother's unhappiness is treated as a shameful taboo in our culture. Drawing on extensive research, countless interviews, and the raw particulars of her own experience with anxiety, writer and mother Sarah Menkedick gives us a sweeping comprehensive cultural examination of the history, biology, psychology, and societal conditions surrounding the dangerous anxieties and fears that have become the norm for so many mothers in contemporary America. Courageously exposing the aspects of motherhood that so many keep hidden, Menkedick argues that motherhood as a whole has come to be an experience dominated by panic, and asks how mothers might reclaim it. Writing with profound compassion, visceral honesty, and deep understanding, Menkedick offers a way for us to understand the invisible challenges of motherhood today and makes clear how critically we need to expand our awareness of and care for women's lives"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menkedick, Sarah
Dewey number
155.6/463
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Postpartum psychiatric disorders
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Postpartum psychiatric disorders
Label
Ordinary insanity : fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America, Sarah Menkedick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The white advantage
  • Reproductive rights
  • Samantha
  • A woman's role
  • Institutionalized
  • Jaclyn
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Maternalism and momism
  • Empowerment
  • Marna
  • Introduction
  • Welfare
  • Solidarity
  • Sonia
  • The fruitful darkness
  • April
  • The mother's brain
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Jamie
  • The risk society
  • The risks not taken
  • Whitney
Control code
1114271582
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 409 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524747787
Lccn
2019036727
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
61a5aaba-11e7-4203-b524-75c61b0c640a
Publisher number
EB00763153
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1114271582
Label
Ordinary insanity : fear and the silent crisis of motherhood in America, Sarah Menkedick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The white advantage
  • Reproductive rights
  • Samantha
  • A woman's role
  • Institutionalized
  • Jaclyn
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Maternalism and momism
  • Empowerment
  • Marna
  • Introduction
  • Welfare
  • Solidarity
  • Sonia
  • The fruitful darkness
  • April
  • The mother's brain
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Jamie
  • The risk society
  • The risks not taken
  • Whitney
Control code
1114271582
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 409 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524747787
Lccn
2019036727
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
61a5aaba-11e7-4203-b524-75c61b0c640a
Publisher number
EB00763153
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1114271582

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