The Resource Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety, Judith Warner ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety, Judith Warner ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Label
Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety
Title
Perfect madness
Title remainder
motherhood in the age of anxiety
Statement of responsibility
Judith Warner ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood--at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. When Warner had her first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely left their children home with state-subsidized nannies. When she returned to the States, she was stunned by the cultural differences she found toward motherhood. None of the mothers she met seemed happy: Instead, they worried about the possibility of not having the perfect child, panicking as each developmental benchmark approached. Combining close readings of mainstream magazines, TV shows, and pop culture with a thorough command of dominant ideas in recent psychological, social, and economic theory, this book addresses our cultural assumptions, and examines the forces that have shaped them
Cataloging source
DPB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Judith
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.W346 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Guilt
  • Guilt
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • United States
Label
Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety, Judith Warner ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: ©2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (314-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mommy mystique -- "This mess" -- The new problem that has no name -- The motherhood religion -- The sacrificial mother -- Selfish mothers, forsaken children -- Millennial motherhood -- The motherhood religion -- Ourselves, as mothers -- A generation of control freaks -- Running scared -- Winner-take-all parenting -- Wonderful husbands -- For a politics of quality of life
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968562289
Label
Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety, Judith Warner ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: ©2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (314-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mommy mystique -- "This mess" -- The new problem that has no name -- The motherhood religion -- The sacrificial mother -- Selfish mothers, forsaken children -- Millennial motherhood -- The motherhood religion -- Ourselves, as mothers -- A generation of control freaks -- Running scared -- Winner-take-all parenting -- Wonderful husbands -- For a politics of quality of life
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968562289

Library Locations

  • Internet ArchiveBorrow it
    300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94118, US
    37.7823215 -122.4716373

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...