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Mom

The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America

Mom( )
Author: Plant, Rebecca Jo
ISBN:978-0-226-67022-5
Publication Date:May 2012
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

  In the early twentieth century, Americans often waxed lyrical about "Mother Love," signaling a conception of motherhood as an all-encompassing identity, rooted in self-sacrifice and infused with social and political meaning. By the 1940s, the idealization of motherhood had waned, and the nation's mothers found themselves blamed for a host of societal and psychological ills. In Mom, Rebecca Jo Plant traces this important shift by exploring the evolution of...
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Book Details
Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Women
Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.201 x 8.853 x 0.62 Inches
Book Weight:0.823 Pounds



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