The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies

The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies

by Martha Albertson Fineman

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The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies by Martha Albertson Fineman

Calling for nothing less than a radical reform of family law and a reconception of intimacy, The Neutered Mother, The Sexual Family, and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies argues strongly against current legal and social policy discussions about the family because they do not have at their core the crucial concepts of caregiving and dependency, as well as the best interests of women and children.

The Neutered Mother scrutinizes the definitions of family and mother throughout the volume while paying close attention to issues of race, class and sexuality. In addition, Fienman convincingly contests society's refusal to dignify, support and respond to the needs of caregivers and illustrates the burden they must bear due to this treatment. This book is a crucial step toward defining America's most pressing social policy problems having to do with women, motherhood and the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415910279
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/13/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts and Constructs: 1. Law, Ideology, and the Perspective of Feminist Legal Theory - Limitations on Imaginations; 2. Differences in Context - Feminist Legal Theory and Gendered Lives; Part II: The Neutered Mother: 3. The Neutered Mother; 4. The Deviant Mother; Part III: The Sexual Family: 6. The Sexual Family; 7. Limits of Privacy - The Public Family; Part IV - Other Tragedies and Utopian Visions: 8. Other Tragedies; 8. Re-Visioning.

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