The maternal is political : women writers at the intersection of motherhood and social change / edited by Shari MacDonald Strong

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Subjects: Motherhood--History
Motherhood--Political aspects
Social action
Women and literature
Motherhood in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, c2008
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: 339 p. ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner 1
Introduction / Shari MacDonald Strong 5
Motherhood Made Me Do It / Judith Stadtman Tucker 15
Alien / Sarah Masterson 25
Mom, Interrupted / Marrit Ingman 30
Rebel Mom / Tracy Thompson 40
As a Mother / Nancy Pelosi 48
Life Under Construction / Jennifer Margulis 50
Of Volcanoes and Ruins and Gardens / Violeta Garcia-Mendoza 59
Mothers Against Faith / Marion Winik 67
Well-Behaved Women / Jennifer Niesslein, Stephanie Wilkinson 70
The Secret Lives of Babysitters / Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser 75
My Bus / Karen Maezen Miller 83
On Receiving Notice of My Stepdaughter's Pregnancy / Mary Akers 89
Shown the Ropes / J. Anderson Coats 94
In Albania / Mona Gable 101
Twists in the Plot / Jennifer Brisendine 111
First-Grade Values / Susie Bright 124
How to Make a Democrat from Scratch / Stephanie Losee 129
Revolution on Your Skin / Susan Ito 135
Because I'm Not Dead / Ona Gritz 138
Making a Minyan in Vermont / Nina Gaby 147
The Making of a Scholar / Vera Landry 155
Chubby Cheeks, Dimpled Chin / Margaret McConnell 164
Mothering in Real Time / Jane Hammons 174
All-Consumed / Alisa Gordaneer 181
Playground Prophets / Carolyn Alessio 189
Girl-Shy / Kris Malone Grossman 194
A Letter to My Daughter at Thirteen / Barbara Kingsolver 201
The Maternal Is Sustainable / Rebecca Walker 219
Politics of the Heart / Jennifer Graf Groneberg 225
Campaign Confidential / Ann Douglas 230
One Hundred and Twenty-Five Miles / Amy L. Jenkins 240
The Mean Moms / Helaine Olen 243
One Day / Benazir Bhutto 250
Trying Out / Gayle Brandeis 253
Good Riddance, Attention Whore / Cindy Sheehan 260
Adoption in III Acts / Kathy Briccetti 264
Performing Mother Activism / Beth Osnes 280
Pregnant in New York / Anna Quindlen 285
The Born / Anne Lamott 289
Signora / Gigi Rosenberg 293
Raising Small Boys in a Time of War / Shari MacDonald Strong 298
The Mother Is Standing / Denise Roy 309
Peace March Sans Children / Valerie Weaver-Zercher 314
Additional Authors: Strong, Shari MacDonald
Notes: LCCN: 2008005310
ISBN: 9781580052436
ISBN: 1580052436
Contents: Foreword / Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner ; Introduction / Shari MacDonald Strong -- [Pt. 1:] Believe. Motherhood made me do it / Judith Stadtman Tucker ; Alien / Sarah Masterson ; Mom, interrupted / Marrit Ingman ; Rebel mom / Tracy Thompson ; As a mother / Nancy Pelosi ; Life under construction / Jennifer Margulis ; Of volcanoes and ruins and gardens / Violeta Garcia-Mendoza ; Mothers against faith / Marion Winik ; Well-behaved women / Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson ; The secret lives of babysitters / Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser ; My bus / Karen Maezen Miller ; On receiving notice of my stepdaughter's pregnancy / Mary Akers ; Shown the ropes / J. Anderson Coats ; In Albania / Mona Gable -- [Pt. 2:] Teach. Twists in the plot / Jennifer Brisendine ; First-grade values / Susie Bright ; How to make a Democrat from scratch / Stephanie Losee ; Revolution on your skin / Susan Ito ; Because I'm not dead / Ona Gritz ; Making a minyan in Vermont / Nina Gaby ; The making of a scholar / Vera Landry ; Chubby cheeks, dimpled chin / Margaret McConnell ; Mothering in real time / Jane Hammons ; All-consumed / Alisa Gordaneer ; Playground prophets / Carolyn Alessio ; Girl-shy / Kris Malone Grossman ; A letter to my daughter at thirteen / Barbara Kingsolver -- [Pt. 3:] Act. The maternal is sustainable / Rebecca Walker ; Politics of the heart / Jennifer Graf Groneberg ; Campaign confidential / Ann Douglas ; One hundred and twenty-five miles / Amy L. Jenkins ; The mean moms / Helaine Olen ; One day / Benazir Bhutto ; Trying out / Gayle Brandeis ; Good riddance, attention whore / Cindy Sheehan ; Adoption in III acts / Kathy Briccetti ; Performing mother activism / Beth Osnes ; Pregnant in New York / Anna Quindlen ; The born / Anne Lamott ; Signora / Gigi Rosenberg ; Raising small boys in a time of war / Shari MacDonald Strong ; The mother is standing / Denise Roy ; Peace march sans children / Valerie Weaver-Zercher
OCLC Number: 182737893
ISBN/ISSN: 9781580052436
1580052436