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By Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Pegeen Reichert Powell

Moms Who carry brings jointly essays that concentrate on mothering as an clever perform, intentionally reinvented and rearticulated by means of moms themselves. The participants to this watershed quantity concentrate on various topics, from moms in children’s photograph books and moms writing blogs to worldwide maternal activism and moms elevating homosexual sons. Distinguishing itself from a lot writing approximately motherhood this present day, moms Who convey makes a speciality of forward-looking arguments and new varieties of wisdom in regards to the perform of mothering rather than closing completely in the realm of critique. jointly, the essays create a compelling argument in regards to the chances of empowered mothering.

“Stitt and Powell solid a large internet into this interdisciplinary box, bringing again articles that talk to every little thing from the ‘mommyblogging’ revolution to unmarried moms’ teams and the way they function on college campuses … The articles themselves advertise introspection, however it is the act of examining them within the related area opposed to doubtless disparate articles that fosters wondering and eventual figuring out of simply how own and political a box like mothering experiences can be.” — increased Difference

“This quantity strikes past a critique of patriarchal motherhood to visualize and enforce new and extra empowering theories and modes of mothering. With its specialise in mothering as organisation and in its realization to twenty-first-century motherhood matters, it's a exact and unique collection.” — Andrea O’Reilly, editor of Feminist Mothering

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1983. Foreword. In Post-partum document, ed. M. Kelly, ii–xii. London: Routledge and Kegan. McCartney, A. 2000. Sounding places with Hildegard Westerkamp. org/materials/mccartney00/. Electronic Music Foundation. , and F. Maus. 1994. A conversation about feminism and music. Perspectives of New Music 32:2: 174–93. Westerkamp, H. 1988a. A. thesis, Department of Communications, Simon Fraser University. ———. 1988b. Moments of laughter. For female voice and two-channel tape. Commissioned by Vancouver New Music Society.

James notes how the piece leads him to think about free play with sound. Kapok (16f, music student) likes this part because of the interaction between woman and child: “I particularly like the communication between the performer and child, and the reaction that performer has towards the child. ” Max (21f, music student) says: “I like the variation and call/response between child and woman, very artistic idea. Generally the interaction of sounds really works with this piece. WHOA! ” My initial response to this section was “This is what I did with my children.

She attributes her sense of isolation to the fact that the early feminist movement was a “movement of daughters” (Kaplan 2000, 466). Kaplan reminds us that what early feminists overlooked was their own unwitting repetition of “the patriarchal omission of the Mother” (2000, 466). In other words, mothers were perceived as agents of patriarchy from whom young feminists felt a need to disassociate themselves in order to claim their own legitimacy as independent, progressive advocates of women’s rights.

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