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Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers
     

Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers

by Yvonne Bynoe (Editor), Rebecca Walker (Foreword by)
 

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Unlike other motherhood books that focus on the experiences of a small group of affluent, married white women, Who's Your Mama? centers on the largely untold perspectives of the majority of American women, whose unique and sometimes unconventional family structures impact our country. Their contributions speak practically of their personal beliefs, intimate

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Unlike other motherhood books that focus on the experiences of a small group of affluent, married white women, Who's Your Mama? centers on the largely untold perspectives of the majority of American women, whose unique and sometimes unconventional family structures impact our country. Their contributions speak practically of their personal beliefs, intimate relationships, and socioeconomic realities.

The book explores the intersection between motherhood and other facets of the contributors’ lives, including race, class, sexuality, politics, and personal tragedy. Personal stories include a feminist juggling the roles of activist and mother, a college graduate who applies for welfare so she can remain home with her child, a gay couple’s navigation of the adoption process, and a mother’s celebration of her own vibrant sexuality. This collection of personal narratives will illuminate various female experiences of parenting and humanize a variety of social and economic issues that affect millions of American women and their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593762391
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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