Perfect Madness: Motherhood In The Age Of Anxiety

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A lively and provocative look at the modern culture of motherhood and at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped current ideas about parentingWhat is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks in this national bestseller after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern parenting--at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands.When War...

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (February 7, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594481709
ISBN-13: 978-1594481703
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 815290
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book

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I read Judith Warner's column in the New York Times for years and was sad when it ended. I liked her sharp intelligence. But I was still amazed by how good this book is. It says the unsayable: that women--especially mothers--are still oppressed, d...



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first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely left their children home, with state-subsidized nannies, to join friends in the evening for dinner or to go on dates with their husbands. When she returned to the States, she was stunned by the cultural differences she found toward how people think about effective parenting--in particular, assumptions about motherhood. None of the mothers she met seemed happy; instead, they worried about the possibility of not having the perfect child, panicking as each developmental benchmark approached.Combining close readings of mainstream magazines, TV shows, and pop culture with a thorough command of dominant ideas in recent psychological, social, and economic theory, Perfect Madness addresses our cultural assumptions, and examines the forces that have shaped them.Working in the tradition of classics like Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique and Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism, and with an awareness of a readership that turned recent hits like The Bitch in the House and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It into bestsellers, Warner offers a context in which to understand parenting culture and the way we live, as well as ways of imagining alternatives--actual concrete changes--that might better our lives.