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All on One Plate : Cultural Expectations on American Mothers (Paperback) (Ph.D. Solveig Brown)
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American mothers routinely sacrifice their sleep, exercise, or leisure time to manage their busy lives. In All on One Plate, Dr. Solveig Brown delves into the issues every mother faces. Based on in-depth research, this book reveals the contradictions between our cultural and individual ideals of being a good mother. It shows how mothers experience pressure, guilt, self-judgment, and judgment from others. It recounts how women and couples transition to parenthood, negotiate the division of labor, and decide how to balance making money and caring for children. We often criticize middle-class mothers for being over-involved in their children's lives. Parental involvement has dramatically increased for this generation of mothers because our culture primarily depends on parents to manage the effects of social change on childrearing. This book shows the diverse ways mothers deal with overseeing their children's safety; nutrition, exercise, and body image; screen time and social media; and consumerism, while fostering achievement, and raising good kids. Dr. Brown interweaves candid narratives filled with humor and wisdom, cultural analysis, and the latest research to address the multitude of things American mothers deal with daily. This book will shift our cultural conversation about mothers.
Number of Pages: 231
Genre: Family + Relationships, Social Science
Publisher: Bookmasters Dist Serv
Author: Ph.D. Solveig Brown
Street Date: September 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6988
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