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Encyclopedia of Motherhood


Encyclopedia of Motherhood
By Andrea O'Reilly
Number Of Pages: 1520
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
ISBN-10: 1412968461
ISBN-13: 9781412968461

The first ever on the topic, this Encyclopedia of Motherhood helps to both demarcate motherhood as a scholarly field and an academic discipline and to direct its future development. With more than 700 entries, these three volumes provide information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts of this new discipline. Further, the encyclopedia examines the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline. 

Key Features
Provides an overview of the topic of motherhood in many and diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy
Examines the meaning and experience of motherhood in many time periods from classic civilizations to present day
Includes an entry for all the influential theorists of maternal scholarship from the pioneering theories to the more recent writings
Covers issues and events of our current times including entries on the mommy blog, the motherhood memoir, terrorism, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT families
Explores geographical, cultural, and ethnic diversity with an entry for almost every country in the world as well as entries on lesbian, immigrant, adoptive, single, nonresidential, young, poor mothers and mothers with disabilities

Key Themes
History of Motherhood
Issues in Motherhood
Motherhood and Family
Motherhood and Health
Motherhood and Society
Motherhood Around the World
Motherhood in the United States
Motherhood Studies
Prominent Mothers

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