Mothers & sons : feminism, masculinity, and the struggle to raise our sons / edited by Andrea O'Reilly.
E-Libro | Routledge | 2001

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1 online resource (viii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Who are we this time? / Mary Kay Blakely -- Mothering sons with special needs / Jacqueline Haessly -- Masculinity, matriarchy, and myth / Claudette Lee and Ethel Hill Williams -- Mothers, sons, and the art of peacebuilding / Linda Rennie Forcey -- In black and white / Andrea O'Reilly -- Swimming against the tide / Alison M. Thomas -- Feminist academic mothers' influences on their sons' masculinity / Sharon Abbey -- Lesbians raising sons / Jess Wells -- Can boys grow into mothers? / Andrea Doucet -- Raising relational boys / Cate Dooley and Nikki Fedele -- Attachment and loss / Janet Sayers -- Mother-son relationships in the shadow of war / Amia Lieblich -- This is leave-taking / Douglas Sadao Aoki.
Annotation How can feminist women raise feminist sons? How can today's mothers teach their sons to be strong but not domineering, aggressive but not controlling, opinionated but not single-minded? These and other compelling questions are answered in this groundbreaking collection of essays on the mother and son relationship. Many of the essays cover neglected terrain, including such topics as feminism, sexism, masculinity, homophobia, and racism. The contributors speak from their experiences as mothers and explore how the institution of motherhood can oppress women, impede mother-son identification, and foster sexism. The impact of the feminist movement on the mother-son relationship is explored in depth here for the first time.
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Print version: Mothers & sons. New York : Routledge, 2001 0415924898 (DLC) 00059242 (OCoLC)44681770
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