The Resource Listen to your mother : the political uses of motherhood in America, Cynthia Stavrianos

Listen to your mother : the political uses of motherhood in America, Cynthia Stavrianos

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Listen to your mother : the political uses of motherhood in America
Title
Listen to your mother
Title remainder
the political uses of motherhood in America
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Stavrianos
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
As various contemporary groups use the language of motherhood to advance their political causes, maternal rhetoric has become very visible in the American political discourse of late. Yet while it has long been recognized that women have invoked their political status as mothers to organize and authorize their political action in the past, scholars have only just begun to examine the recent reemergence of this frame. This book describes the wide variety of political causes that mothers are organizing to address, and analyses whether ideologically conservative organizations are disproportionately represented among groups using motherhood to mobilize women. Stavrianos examines the use of maternal discourses in closer detail through a comparative case study of five groups using motherhood as their primary frame for collective political action: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Million Mom March, Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, Mainstreet Moms Organize or Bust, and Mothers in Charge. Scholars interested in women and politics, interest group politics, social movements, political behavior, women's studies, motherhood studies, and framing strategies will find this book noteworthy, as it adds to a growing body of literature exploring the use of motherhood as an emerging political frame, and to the interdisciplinary discussion of contemporary discourses of motherhood
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.S675 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge series on identity politics
Label
Listen to your mother : the political uses of motherhood in America, Cynthia Stavrianos
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The uses of motherhood in American politics -- Motherhood makes strange bedfellows : an overview of politically active mothers groups -- Origins of action: founding motivations -- Grieving mothers, anchor babies and time out chairs : ideological variation in political uses of motherhood -- The possibilities and perils of political motherhood
Control code
ocn895660813
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138777354
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b3463468x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895660813
  • ebl1317679199

Library Locations

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