Mothers and Sons: Feminist Perspectives

The relationship between mothers and sons has been explored for ages From Oedipus to Al Brooks Mother, we are fascinated by the familial bond between a mother and her son This groundbreaking work looks at many untouched areas of the mother son relationship including race, sexuality and ability The contributors to this collection speak from the heart and explore how theThe relationship between mothers and sons has been explored for ages From Oedipus to Al Brooks Mother, we are fascinated by the familial bond between a mother and her son This groundbreaking work looks at many untouched areas of the mother son relationship including race, sexuality and ability The contributors to this collection speak from the heart and explore how the institution of motherhood oppresses women, impedes mother son identification and fosters sexism The impact of the feminist movement on the mother son relationship, which has been previously neglected in literature, is explored in depth in Mothers and Sons _ These deeply personal reflections includes stories of lesbian mothers identifying challenges in raising sons in our heterosexist culture as well as black mothers and sons and Jewish mothers For all with an interest in family issues, gender issues, or a new perspective on mothering, this book is a must read.
Mothers and Sons Feminist Perspectives The relationship between mothers and sons has been explored for ages From Oedipus to Al Brooks Mother we are fascinated by the familial bond between a mother and her son This groundbreaking work look

  • Title: Mothers and Sons: Feminist Perspectives
  • Author: Andrea O'Reilly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Mothers and Sons: Feminist Perspectives”

    1. 26 September I wasn't sure what to expect from this book when I started reading it. Thank goodness it's not a self-help book.It is a series of essays that examines the Mother/Son relationship and explodes the myth of the all-powerful mother as the cause of all the sexist problems associated with boys and men. So far, it is concerned with the dichotomy of a Mother's wish to protect her son(s) and how this is sometimes incompatible with her own needs and wishes. Further, it looks at the cultural i [...]

    2. I was hoping this book would be more . . . personable, I guess. It was very academic, with very formal language. It gives you plenty to think about, if you can wrap your mind around reading the text in the first place.

    3. Great read, an important book, useful advice, a text that would be good for someone familiar with a lot of postmodern thinkers

    4. The chapter by the main author fed my reflexion on how raising sons can help create a more equal society, but I skipped a lot of passages, which was a bit tedious.

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